Save on your electricity bill

Solenco Reporter
 November 07, 2017
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Air Coolers

Have you ever looked at your electricity bill and considered to rather invest in going off the grid? Unfortunately for some, it is not so easy as “going off the grid” comes with its own expensive price tag. And with Eskom wanting to hike electricity tariffs by 19,9%  many consumers are looking at saving on energy costs and opting for energy efficient products.

Technology has brought in a major shift in the way household equipment consume energy. Energy-efficient products like air coolers, LED lights, infrared heaters and solar panels are some of the smart choices today.


Solenco SA is on the forefront when it comes to energy efficient products. Let’s take a look at a few:

Evaporative Air Coolers

In comparison to traditional products, evaporative air coolers consume a fraction of electricity, whilst delivering a better user experience. Innovative thinking also helps to a take a leap. An air cooler, for example, can easily replace an air-conditioner (or complement one effectively). So, bedroom and other closed areas can be air-conditioned while open spaces like shaded garden areas or verandahs can easily be cooled with air coolers. After all, air coolers consume up to 10 time less energy than air conditioners.

(Figures based on R1.46 per kw/hr)


The most common question that we get asked by customers is "how much does it cost to run a dehumidifier, are they expensive?", which is a reflection of the cost of electricity in South Africa these days. We have always made our dehumidifiers as efficient as possible to keep costs to a minimum and now with the new Platinum Range of dehumidifiers we have taken this to a whole new level and set a new benchmark for our competitors to worry about.

The Meaco 12L Low Energy Dehumidifier with Air Purification Mode uses just 165 watts of electricity, while its bigger brother, the Meaco 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier uses a mere 265 watts – a lot less than other similar models on the market.
All of this will add up over time and with the Meaco Low Energy Dehumidifiers you don't just get a dehumidifier with low running costs you also get a very good dehumidifier with exceptional build quality.

(Figures based on R1.46 per kw/hr)

Air Purifiers

Don’t have sleepless nights worrying about your electricity bill when leaving your air purifier running in your bedroom. If you don't run it, your allergies will keep you up! With our range of air purifiers, you are not only saving on medical expenses in the long run, but you will also be saving energy!


Our air purifiers save you money because power consumption is extremely low:


(Figures based on R1.46 per kw/hr)

What can you do to improve your home’s energy efficiency?

  • Aside from re-equipping your house with all of the latest energy efficient appliances, there are a few simple steps that you can take to improve the energy efficiency of your home.
  • Switch off the lights when you leave the room.
  • Turn your television, entertainment centre and computer off at the wall instead of leaving them in stand-by mode.
  • Use the cold water wash option on your washing machine; alternatively you can lower the temperature setting from 60°C to 30°C and save up to 50% on your laundry energy consumption.
  • Set your geyser at 60°C and cover it with a geyser blanket for maximum efficiency (this alone can save you up to R275 on your energy bill).
  • Switch to low energy light bulbs for energy efficient lighting.
  • Give your tumble dryer a rest and your laundry a breath of fresh air.
  • Insulate your ceilings.
  • Use an electric blanket on cold winter nights instead of a room heater.

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