If you’re a resident of South Australia, it’ll be hard to forget the black outs in September 2016.
Adelaide plunged into darkness, major damage to electricity supplies and power outages throughout. The failure of the network was described as ‘cascading’ and eventually ended in almost the entire state losing electricity.
Kangaroo Island was one of the only places unaffected due to its island being self-sufficient thanks to the power station there.
Whereas we can’t guarantee a similar blackout wouldn’t affect you at all, we can help to make you more self sufficient by making your energy usage more efficient through a variety of products.
Cost is usually a key priority when people look to switching to more energy efficient products however maintaining your own power supplies during power outages and blackouts is an excellent additional benefit!
The Australian climate is pretty reliable for large parts of the year and it’s really worth harnessing the energy from the sun and making it work for your home.
Although many people are put off by initial installation costs, these are quickly forgotten when you see bills and energy costs drop due to the savings you can make.
In addition, those using solar panels still enjoyed a reliable power supply in the Adelaide Blackout of 2016.
Insulation and Ventilation
Keeping your home comfortable is essential.
You spend huge chunks of time in your home and if you have a young family, you’ll understand even more the need to keep it either warm or cool depending on the climate outside.
So what happens if you’re entirely dependent on heating and air conditioning? These can break or maybe unreliable, especially if there are issues with power from the grid.
You want to ensure that you’ve taken all other steps to make your home energy efficient – starting with good ceiling and wall insulation and efficient ventilation.
Maintaining Your Business
During a power outage, the experience at home is often inconvenient and uncomfortable.
However for a business, it can result in a loss of earnings – due to computer systems shutting down and till machines unable to take payments. You can switch your company to the most energy efficient solutions and lessen the reliance on central grids, and therefore reduce the effects when these fail.