Maintenance and energy efficiency, make your space work for you

maintenance energy efficiency

South Africa is a unique country in many ways, we have bustling cities alongside Rural areas, office blocks surrounded by beaches and mountains and with all this comes some very challenging energy tasks. When doing maintenance on your space something to consider especially in current times is energy efficiency.

As South Africans we’re all aware of load shedding, power shortages and the struggles of the national electricity grid. There are many opinions as to solutions, who’s to blame and what should be done moving forward however on the ground there are some things you can do to ensure your space is as energy efficient as possible.

In this post we take a look at measures you can take to become more energy efficient.

Electricity Consumption

– Fit LED lights throughout your space they use between 25% – 80% less energy than traditional bulbs and last up to 50 times longer

– Use appliances that have high energy consumption ratings, this may seem like a no brainer but many consumers are actually unaware that regular appliances now come with energy ratings on the packaging and even if they don't a quick Google search will usually give you this information

– Try to find out where most of your electricity usage is coming using things like an energy monitoring system this will help you make educated decisions about how and where to cut back on consumption.

– Make sure the circuit breakers from your main box that are linked to the main external supply are operating at the correct voltage this will save you alot in terms of wasted usage.

Hot water?

– Installing a Solar geyser can effectively reduce your energy costs and keep your showers hot at the same time

– Using a heat pump will also bring down your energy consumption as it operates at a lower power input when heating water

Cover up!

– Insulating floors, ceilings and walls is a great way to reduce energy consumption

– Insulation assists with maximising energy output which in turn keeps things cool in summer and warm in winter