Energy Saving Tips

“Energy saving” is a phrase we all hear, every appliance we buy claims it and the government want us to apply it. We will have a good look at the best energy saving tips available. Winter is a cold, damp and dark time of year where electricity use increases and somewhere, somehow we all know we need to conserve power. We switch more lights on, we plug-in heaters, the tumble dryer works overtime. And all this increases our already high electricity bill. It does seem like an endless and impossible cycle. We need the power to stay warm, dry and even entertained but we need to use less of it when we think we are already doing all we can. This post is about a few energy-saving tips. In summer our homes are hot we cant sleep at night. As we know heat in the home is radiated into the

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Roof Vacuum And Dust Removal

Roof Vacuum Roof Vacuum is very important in some of the older Cape homes. Homes built pre 1970 will have the danger of lead poison and other chemicals. These chemicals would have been airborne from industries pre-1970. Our roof vacuum machine is massive and stands outside the home. This roof vacuum machine is also used to vacuum cellulose fibre insulation. The Dangers of Roof Dust Ever thought of cleaning your roof of dust when you do spring cleaning? You could be missing out on a vital area. Attic or roof spaces are often forgotten when homeowners attempt to make their home environment clean and hygienic. You may not know it, but your roof space could already be at its limit in terms of neglect. It may already be infested with dust mites, bat droppings and rat droppings. It could be littered with accumulated debris, sand, waste from bird nests and

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SANS Building Legislation

SANS 10400-XA Energy Efficiency in New Buildings The energy efficiency legislation for new buildings, SANS 10400-XA, has been published by the regulator (NRCS).  All new buildings will have to comply with the performance parameters.  This means that insulation will have to be installed to achieve the stipulated R-values. South Africa has been divided into six climatic zones according to their humidity and temperature variations: Climatic Zones in South Africa and the R-value Requirements – Roof Insulation and Geyser Insulation Requirements Each climatic zone has different R-value requirements for certain walls and ceilings.  The appropriate thickness and R-value of insulation for your climatic zone, correctly installed, will protect your home against the cold, heat and save electricity providing a comfortable, healthy, safe and quiet space for you and your family. Roof and Ceiling SANS 10400-XA Roof and Ceiling SANS 10400-XA Requirements – Roof Insulation Requirements as per Legislation Building envelope requirements

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Isotherm Insulation

Isotherm insulation is regarded by many as the most eco-friendly safe roof insulation product on the market. A 30-year manufacturer guarantee backs ISOTHERM. This product is safe enough for a little two-year-old to play with. As we all know, most insulation products have some chemicals or itch factor. Isotherm is a naturally thermally-bonded Roof Insulation product. There are no fire retardants or resin binders in this eco-friendly ceiling insulation. Energy is scarce; our natural resources are depleting. Our carbon footprint is destroying our planet. Find out how to do your bit. “Our globe is under new dramatic environmental pressure: our globe is warming, our ice caps melting, our glaciers receding, our coral is dying, our soils are eroding, our water tables falling, our fisheries are being depleted, our remaining rainforests shrinking. Something is very, very wrong with our eco-system.”   Richard Lamm 10 Reasons to Insulate With ISOTHERM INSULATION COOL

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Aerolite Specifications

Aerolite specifications page is a guide line for builder as well as developers and home owners. Should you need any more info please give us a call or send a request from our website. Aerolite specification page will give the R-values of all Aerolite products as well as the R value including roof and ceiling. In fact the cost of Aerolite will be recovered in 2 to 3 years on energy saving. In fact Aerolite is non combustable Class A/1 fire rating ( will not burn) Manufactured from 80% recycled glass bottles and 20% naturally Silica sand. Great thermal properties SABS approved Manufactured to ISO 9000 standards Aerolite is a Fibreglass insulation Lifespan of Aerolite is 15 to 20 years Aerolite Specifications     The chart below gives the zones as indicated for all regions. In fact it is compulsory for all new homes to install insulation as per this chart Aerolite Specifications For

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