Electrical supplies to get your home ready for winter

Winter is here – the time for hot chocolate, heaters, and hot baths. Unfortunately, these warming moments can come at a great cost. Megaphase specialises in electrical supplies to suit any need. Make sure you have a memorable winter by installing the latest, safest electrical equipment.

Plug points

Maintaining and updating plug points is a good idea, regardless of the season. You can check that your points are all working by checking your mains board. Electrical boards have a standard design, and it’s important to familiarise yourself with the layout (trying to figure this out in the dark will be tough). Switch off all appliances and plugs, and then press the earth leakage button. Your electricity should immediately shut down, which is what it would do in the case of an electrical leak. If your electrical current continues flowing and the electricity stays on, then you will need to contact an electrician.

Heaters

Electrical heaters rely on high resistance elements to produce heat. High resistance translates into an increased demand for electrical energy, which, in turn, has an unpleasant effect on your utility bill. With regards to electrical heaters, it is advisable to replace older models every few years – older versions sustain wear-and-tear and may be running at less than effective levels. Another option that’s growing in popularity is a gas heater.

Air conditioners

Although home air conditioners are not as common in South African homes as they are in our office environments, correct practice is vital for those who rely on them to keep the chilly winter weather at bay. During winter, reverse cycle air conditioners simply perform the opposite heat exchange action that is used during hot summer months. To ensure energy efficiency – in addition to maximum comfort – air conditioners should be thoroughly checked and serviced by professional technicians.

Geysers

Over time, sediment builds up in geysers owing to the dissolved solids found in our water supply: for example, calcium. To achieve optimum results from your expenditure on your geyser’s kilowatt hours, cleaning out blockages in the system is necessary. You can do this by simply flushing out your geyser at the beginning of winter. If you’re unsure about how to go about it, please feel to contact our specialists at Megaphase.

LED lights

One extremely effective way to cut down on electricity usage is to replace high wattage downlights with more efficient LEDs. LEDs have several advantages, including a truly impressive lifespan and electricity usage that’s a small fraction of that used for older downlights (which give off large amounts of heat). Before installation, however, double check your downlight electricity supply transformer – inappropriately high voltages will damage the LEDs.

Speak to Megaphase

With over two decades’ worth of industry leading performance – and many more between our knowledgeable specialists – Megaphase is fully enabled to answer to all your electrical supply needs. Our warehouse is expansive and well-stocked, ensuring that our valued customers always find what they need at competitive prices. And our expert advice comes free of charge.

Consult our website for further info, or contact us and start a friendly conversation. Additionally, feel free to drop by our premises in Waltloo.

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