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5 Tips to Protect Your Electronics

With load shedding rearing its ugly head once again, it is obvious that this is something that will be staying with us for many months and years to come. Power cuts can play havoc on your electrical appliances and can have a devastating impact on electrical appliances. 

There are many ways you can protect your appliances against these powerful surges. Read the rest

6 Clever Ways to Save on Your Utility Bill

For many homes and businesses, the electricity bill is perhaps one account that seems to remain high no matter how hard you try. With so many individuals now working remotely from their home offices, this is perhaps the best time to cut back and find smart ways to put money back into your pocket. 

By running the usual electronics from your home or office, this could add on as much as 20% to your power bill. Read the rest

Three Tech Tips to Keep You Going When the Power Goes Out

Many businesses and individuals have put systems in place for when the power goes. As load shedding gains momentum and is here to stay it is important to keep going and to keep the doors of all businesses open especially after the aftermath of the COVID19 pandemic. 

Thinking smartly and creating ways to make your business tick over is easily achievable if you are a little creative. Read the rest

Solar Energy Trends for 2020 in South Africa

“What’s Hot and What’s Not in the World of Solar Energy in South Africa” 

With so many areas across South Africa experiencing many days of sunshine – almost 2 500 hours of sunshine a year, and with the radiation levels on average between 4.5 and 6.5 kWh/m2 a day, it should be an obvious choice to go the solar energy route. Read the rest

Tourism Is Back – How Sustainable Is Your Establishment

“As Tourism Opens Its Doors in South Africa, The Need for Sustainable Tourism is Essential” 

South Africa is one of the world’s most exquisite travel destinations with its teeming wildlife, pristine beaches, verdant forests, majestic mountain ranges and enviable climate. These are all perfect drawcards for millions of tourists that visit each year. Sadly, COVID19 has had an extremely devastating effect on the tourism industry. Read the rest

Vampire Appliances Explained – How Do They Work?

Vampire appliances are called vampires as they still use power even when they are switched off at the wall socket. When some appliances are switched off and go into standby mode, they still can consume power and could contribute to quite a substantial portion of power bills. 

It is important to remove your appliances altogether once they have been switched off – in other words, pull the plug out of the wall when you switch off your television set, your computer and if you have a charger for your laptop or for your cell phone, remove these from the power as they still consume energy even when not plugged into the device. Read the rest

Save Energy as Load shedding Gains Momentum

The big question everyone is asking as more and more employees gravitate towards working from home and online is “How can we save energy as load shedding gains momentum? The reality is that load shedding is back and let’s be honest, it is disruptive and a downright nuisance on all fronts. Many small businesses and home offices simply don’t have the ready cash to invest in expensive equipment including solar and generators – but is losing power the only option? Read the rest

Don’t Get Bogged Down with Tech When the Lights Go Out

Many of us are working from home due to the lockdown situation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and it seems as though many of us will continue to do. Even when the lockdown is a distant memory when life eases back to being as normal as possible, the lure of experiencing no traffic and hours spent commuting, plus no expensive rentalwill keep many businesses working remotely. Read the rest

The Positive Effects of Installing Solar

Installing solar onto the roof of your small business or home office is essentially turning your home or business into your own mini power plant. Once installed you will be able to generate renewable energy thus reducing your power bills or eliminating your electricity costs entirely. 

Many businesses are experiencing difficulties as the lockdown starts easing off, as so many have not been able to trade or carry on with their normal daily activities. Read the rest

10 Smart Tips to Make Your Home Office More Energy Efficient

Many of us have been forced to work remotely from home as the lockdown continues, and even as the lockdown starts easing off, businesses from many sectors are continuing in this vein. Working remotely although challenging at first, is great for saving time, money and encourages staff members to be self-disciplined. 

It does, however, cost money to run a home office and could make an impact on utility bills if you continue to do so. Read the rest