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Here are a few tips to reduce your quartely power bill:
- Use energy saving lamps where possible (fluoros and compact fluorescents or green planned discharge lighting - such as mercury vapour and metal halide)
- Turn off hibays/ lowbays in any unused areas of your factory, or have automated lighting control
- Turn off machines at main switch (as they may have standby power)
- Set your air-conditioner to 23.5C in summer and make sure all doors, windows and blinds are shut to assist efficiency
- If installing a new air-conditioner, choose an inverter driven split system that is at least 25% bigger than the minimal recommendation
- Clean and wash air-conditioner filters and fins regularly
- Start fans early in the morning to keep cool air circulating
- Keep fridges as full as possible to make them more efficient
- Avoid using your dishwasher & drier, save money AND water
- Install a solar hot water system (government rebates may apply)
- Install a Solar panel and inverter grid tie system (government rebates may apply)
- Repair any leaks in airlines, this will drastically reduce your compressor use in turn saving power and reducing wear and tear
Help the environment, see if your electricity provider has a small contribution you can make on your power bill to help reduce carbon emissions (carbon credits, tree funds etc).
Has your Safety switch Tripped?
If your safety switch or a circuit breaker has tripped, follow these steps to find out why it might be tripping:
1. Determine if it is the RCD (safety switch) or CB (circuit breaker).
2. If it's not the RCD (safety switch) then contact a licenced electrician.
3. If it's the RCD (safety switch), unplug all appliances.
4. Reset RCD (safety switch).
5. Plug in one (1) item at a time until the RCD (safety switch) trips.
6. NB: - multiple appliances could trip the switch.
Look for such items as:
- Kettle/electric jug
- Air conditioning
- Kitchen appliances
- Garden lighting
Extreme care should be taken not to touch any exposed metal when plugging in possible defective appliances.