"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." Sometimes the simplest solutions deliver the best results. As we approach winter and with some colder weather already starting to make itself felt, many consumers are starting the longer winter climb to higher electricity bills. There is no complex reason for this. It's simple. If your geyser isn't insulated and controlled, … [Read More...]
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Solar Air Conditioners explained. There is a lot of confusion re solar air conditioners at the moment. This will explain the difference between the two systems and hopefully clarify any misunderstandings around the two technologies. The solar air conditioner is actually a solar thermal system that uses a solar thermal panel to drive the refrigerant in the system and this makes it about 70% … [Read More...]
Pre-Paid : It's costing you plenty. For many people that live in residential complexes and estates as well as property developers and estate managers , pre-paid electricity is the way of life. What many people don't know is that pre-paid electricity comes with some significant costs that can be reduced when you are with the right service provider. When I say significant , I MEAN … [Read More...]
Eskom have applied for a huge increase in the electricity price – 20%. Their application has been lodged with NERSA who have now invited comments from the public. I hope residents & organisations will make use of the opportunity to make their views known. Send your e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org – the closing date for comments is the 13th October 2017. YOU NEED TO VOICE YOUR … [Read More...]
The Winter Super Hero Special!
Your geyser in winter. Your electricity bill can increase by as much as 200%-300% in winter. This is because your geyser loses much more heat when it's cold. It also switches on and off more times during a 24 hour period especially overnight when you DON'T need hot water! This is where all the money goes. Timer and blanket to the rescue. The timer controls WHEN the geyser switches on and off during the day. It will switch on ONLY when hot water is needed and be off otherwise. By coming on around 90 minutes before you need hot water, it only uses power to GIVE you … Get the Super Hero Special.
Is a shower more water efficient than a bath? With the drought and the water restrictions in full swing and warnings from local councils about heavy fines for excessive water usage , many homeowners are asking themselves ,”What more can I do to save … [Read More...]
Timers and blankets DO save money! We installed Jim's timer and blanket in 2014 and he recently wrote to me to advise of the savings he had recorded. Jim had taken measurements of consumption both before and after installation and I am very happy to … [Read More...]
Cold snap wake up call. With the cold front moving through the country, one of your most important household appliances will be working overtime to keep you warm - not your air con , but your GEYSER. During colder months , your geyser loses more … [Read More...]
Spar outlet reduce consumption by 36% with Solar Cool. The 4,000ft sq Spar retail outlet in Glen Easton, Leixlip, was introduced to SunSource by the Irish Spar operator BWG Foods as a representative demonstration site. BWG Foods has a strong … [Read More...]
ESKOM increase approved at 9,4%. While ESKOM did not get their desired 16% increase , they did get a 9,4% increase which is another 1,4% OVER and above the approved annual increases of 8%. While not a train smash for many of us, there is a … [Read More...]
Why go Solar? Electricity prices rise over time. Paying the utility company is never a pleasant experience, especially when the expense only grows over time. So why wait, and waste even more money on electricity costs when you can cut that … [Read More...]
Solar air conditioners- An innovation in energy saving! If you have air conditioners in your home or business, you KNOW how much they cost to run! While many air conditioners are energy efficient, simply using newer technology to use less energy in … [Read More...]
3 Simple energy Saving solutions you can implement right now! 1 : Geyser timers and geyser Blankets By reducing the number of times your geyser switches on and off during the day and only having it switch on WHEN you need hot water and by … [Read More...]
Level 2 Water restrictions now in force in Gauteng. As of Monday , 9th November 2015, Level 2 water restrictions have been implemented in Gauteng. This is in line with other drought areas such as Tshwane, Limpopo and KZN. Level 2 restrictions … [Read More...]
Green gadgets to power up your eco footprint at home A quick guide to cutting-edge green gadgets for eco-warrior families looking to save on energy, boost efficiency, and reduce the carbon footprint of their home. #1 Green’s Quick Reboot When … [Read More...]
Know what you are being billed for. Many business owners complain about high utility bills and then simply pay them. This post is about understanding what you are being billed for and then how you can manage those charges. ESKOM has released a … [Read More...]
This summer could be magic- for your wallet! Well, summer is definitely here and even though it's still technically spring, I think Mother Nature has decided to bypass spring and go straight to Summer without passing "Go" or collecting R200! (my … [Read More...]