The Cost of Heating Your Home in SA

If you have ever used a wood burning stove, or you have known someone who has had a closed combustion fireplace for a few months, you may already know that this is one of the most effective, affordable ways to heat your home. But, what you may not know is exactly how common heating methods […]

More About Inverters and UPS

Last month we spoke about alternative power sources to consider due to grid disturbances and solar energy was discussed. This week we take a look at other alternate power sources namely UPS’s and inverter systems DO YOU NEED A UPS OR AN INVERTER? Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) and inverters are both used to deliver electric power, and […]

Solar Energy

With the current electricity status being vulnerable, load shedding remains imminent and other alternatives should be considered. Solar Energy is by far the cleanest, most reliable form of renewable energy available, which can be used in several forms to help power your home. Solar power works by capturing the energy from the sun and then […]

The Importance of Surge Protection

Surge Protection Devices (SPDs) are used in electrical installation systems as protection devices. They are designed to prevent excess voltage appearing at the terminals of sensitive equipment. Should an overvoltage event occur, the surge protection device diverts the resulting excess current flow to the earth and therefore protects the electrical appliance. Any electronic equipment can […]

The Pros and Cons of UPS

Power outages are a common and everyday nuisance in our lives over the past few years. People and organizations are equally affected by frequent power failures and are mostly dependant on temporary alternatives for the periods of interruption. We take a look at the pros & cons of a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) and provide […]