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Electricity prices set to rise between 10% and 13% in 2015!

NERSA approves ESKOM Clawback. As you know , ESKOM was granted permission by NERSA some years ago for an 8% year on year electricity tariff hike, this so that ESKOM could generate income for repairs , maintenance and upgrades. We have all felt this bite so far - but there is more bad news on the horizon. At the end of July 2014, ESKOM was … [Read More...]


Stop Complaining and Act Now!

Electricity Bill Shock! Was this you? Receiving those first winter electricity bills and then wondering if you could get a second mortgage to cover it? Ok, so not a second mortgage - but it would certainly have left you scratching your head and spending nights on your Family Expenses household budget EXCEL Spreadsheet trying to find where … [Read More...]

GMC 91KW Heat Pump

Reducing commercial heating costs in winter

Save money on your commercial heating costs this winter with a Heat Pump system. Heat pumps are truly a good investment.  Being in South Africa, you have your choices as to which companies to purchase from but really, do you know what the benefits are to going with a commercial heat pump? When searching around, there are certain things you … [Read More...]


Brace yourself!

The Bad News! It's that time of the year again! No, not Christmas - it's the ESKOM increase! Came into effect from July 1, the average user will be paying around 7% more! So, if you average electricity bill is R1000-00 per month , you will be paying an extra R70 per month, or R840-00 per year. As usual , ESKOM has requested that you(we) the … [Read More...]

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Eco-Warriors : The Battle for Earth


Trees – The Ultimate Eco Warrior

All Hail the Mighty Trees . In the second installment of Lord of the Rings , a great battle occurs as the trees of Fangorn Forest attack the Wizard Saruman's bastion of Isengard. Hurling massive … [Read More...]


Shame on us South Africa!

The Pollution Gloves are off! Reading an article published on March 25th , 2014 concerning the countries that emit the highest levels of CO2, I was astounded to see that South Africa ranks at no … [Read More...]

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How do Wind Turbines Work?

You've seen them in images and videos from around the world..but how do these massive wind turbines actually generate electricity? The principle is the same as the wind mills of old , except that the windmills used the energy to crush corn or move … [Read More...]


How A Solar Water heating system works.

For many of us looking to save energy , especially on hot water...This short video shows exactly how this system works. In South Africa, we are fortunate to have year round sunshine ( well mostly) and this is certainly a viable option as part of a … [Read More...]


The LCD vs LED vs Plasma TV Question

One of the most common questions I was asked while I was the instore "specials" guy at Makro in Germiston was which TV is better...I am sure that many people still want to know the difference - so , here it is... … [Read More...]