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Best Way to Clean Solar Panels

Best Way to Clean Solar Panels

DIY
Solar panels don’t have many parts that are mobile. This cuts down on the maintenance you’ll have to do, because of this. With this being said, however, maintenance should be taken seriously. Cleaning, in particular, is one aspect of maintenance that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here’s a look at the best way to clean solar panels. Read more on living off the grid What’s the purpose of clean solar panels? There are a ton of different factors that can impact the cleanliness of a solar panel. On the roof, panels come into contact with water, chemicals, bird droppings, and tree debris. This can harm the efficiency of the panel. An experiment conducted by google showed that the number one way to increase and preserve the efficiency of your solar panel is to clean it regularly. In fact, t
Living off the grid in South Africa

Living off the grid in South Africa

Solar
When it comes to electricity in South Africa, recent increases in prices for the commodity are at an all-time high. This is due to inadequate power supply amongst other things. As the prices of electricity are rising at a continual rate, many homeowners, and business owners want to start living off the grid in South Africa. Can I do this? Renewable energy in South Africa is still a relatively new topic. Although it’s commonly talked about, it’s still unclear to people how to get started. Often times the hardest part of living off the grid in South Africa is making the initial move. A common question that comes to mind is “How much should I anticipate this costing?” Read more on things you should consider about solar energy What are the first steps to living off the grid in South Afri
Isotherm vs Fabufill

Isotherm vs Fabufill

Insulation
Lately there have been quite a few polyester insulation products emerging on the South African market. Not all the polyester products have been created the same. Take a look at the difference between isotherm vs fabufill aka Platinum Fiber Insulation. Isotherm vs Fabufill Insulation R-value and density When selecting an insulation product to install in your roof, you should always check the r-value. The higher the r-value the more thermal and acoustic properties it will have. You will also need to take the density of the product into account. The 10kg density has a much lower insulating effect than the 11.5kg density. Therefore you should get the 10kg density for much cheaper than the 11.5kg. Let’s take a look at the difference between the two products. Isotherm Insulation 40mm = 0.
Ceiling Insulation DIY Guide

Ceiling Insulation DIY Guide

DIY, Insulation
This is the ceiling insulation DIY guide. If you are prepared to install the insulation yourself and save a bit of money, follow our DIY roof insulation guide. It will help avoid many potential problems that may arise. Before you start the ceiling insulation DIY Make sure you are up for a challenge. You will have to crawl around in a pretty confined space. It will also be dirty and full of dust up there. Before you commit to this DIY insulation project, make sure you are comfortable working in small spaces. You have to be able to manoeuvre the bulk aerolite or isotherm rolls in your roof. After all, you will be up there for quite some time. It’s probably good to take a look what is in your roof before you start. Usually you will find lots of dust, spider webs, and some ants. Occasi
Think green with insulation

Think green with insulation

Insulation
Most homeowners in South Africa are concerned about heating and cooling costs. People are aware of the energy costs rising and are starting to think green with insulation. Latest research is showing that up to 44% of energy used in our homes are going towards heating and cooling costs. There are a few things you can do in your home to reduce energy costs. By having your home properly insulated you can reduce energy consumption by up to 50%. You need to start thing green with insulation. Not just any green insulation but isotherm thermal insulation. Why do I need to think green with insulation? If you are looking for a more comfortable and controlled living environment in your home, you need to insulate properly. Generally, the air in your home will move around. In summer, warm air mov...
Advantages of Isotherm Insulation

Advantages of Isotherm Insulation

Insulation
What are some of the advantages of isotherm ceiling insulation in South Africa. Why has this product become so popular with homeowners and installers. That's actually a very easy question to answer. It a green roof insulation product that is allergy free. Take a look at the advantages of isotherm insulation Isotherm insulation is a green recycled polyester made in South Africa by a company called Brits. They took plastic PET bottles and used them to make a green recycled polyester product. Lets go over some of the advantages of isotherm ceiling insulation, and why so many people are hiring insulation specialists to install it nowadays. It is a chemical free product One of the reasons it has gained so much traction is because the product does not contain any chemicals. Cellulose fiber i
Advantages of Aerolite Insulation

Advantages of Aerolite Insulation

Insulation
The rising cost of heating and cooling bills has got most people looking for ways to reduce their power consumption. While keeping the temperature inside their home comfortable. Take a look at some of the advantages of aerolite. There are many different ways you can accomplish this. The most beneficial way is to have your home properly insulated. Think pink aerolite is a great product to have installed. People often underestimate the advantages of aerolite insulation and the effect it can have on their electricity bill. You can save a substantial amount of money every month on your electricity bill. Just by sealing up the air leaks and installing proper ceiling insulation in your roof. Advantages of aerolite If you are asking yourself, what’s so great about aerolite insulation? How wi
Insulation Specialist

Insulation Specialist

Insulation
When you decide that its time to insulate your home properly, you want to make sure that you choose an insulation specialist to do the work for you. There are a lot of important factors to consider when insulating your home. Your roof is more than likely filled with wires pipes and possibly down lights and you don’t want some fly by night insulation installer damaging any of that. In the end choosing and installer that installs insulation at a cheaper price than the professionals will just end up costing you more money. Choosing an Insulation Specialist in South Africa Always ask the right questions when getting your home insulated. Make sure the installer is fully insured! If something were to go wrong, you want to make sure you are covered. Make sure you are getting the right
Energy Saving Home Insulation

Energy Saving Home Insulation

Insulation
You need to consider changing or adding energy saving home insulation. One improvement like this can decrease your heating costs and significantly lower your utility bill and protect the environment at the same time. Enhancing the insulation isn’t as difficult as you think if you keep some easy home insulation tips in mind. Seal up the leaks The most important step you need to take is to seal up leaks that will let warm air out and cold air in. You don’t want the home to feel cold in the winter so you need to block it from getting in. You’ll have a much more comfortable indoor environment and you won’t need to increase the heat settings from your thermostat. If you have doors that aren’t sealed properly, cold air can get in so you need more heat. Cold air can get in from the frame all
Reduce Power Consumption with Home Insulation

Reduce Power Consumption with Home Insulation

Insulation
The increase in the amount of electrical products we've got plugged into our power and left on standby has risen one hundred fold during the last thirty years. We are also leaving our gas central heating on for longer amounts of time compared to our parents. People need to learn how to reduce power consumption with home insulation. We are wasteful individuals of gas and electricity resources, often without thinking about it. We could reduce our utility costs and as a consequence protect our fuel resources if we all just put a little effort into making sure we don’t waste energy at home. Reduce power consumption with home insulation As soon as the energy pricing is raised by the electricity companies, the price and cost of the things raises. For property owners, the power bill is easil