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Tips and tricks to maximize your backup solution

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Follow these tips and tricks to maximize your backup solution. Load shedding is a common occurrence in South Africa, and having a reliable backup energy system is essential.

1. Monitor Your Energy Usage

Effective usage of your backup energy solution requires monitoring your energy consumption. Identifying areas where you can reduce energy consumption and improve efficiency will help you optimise your backup energy system. Remember, what is not measured cannot be managed.


2. Optimise Your Energy Consumption

Using energy-efficient appliances is an excellent way to extend the lifespan of your backup power supply. By reducing energy usage, you can run more devices for longer periods without draining your backup power. Consider upgrading to energy-efficient models to further reduce power consumption and save on electricity costs. Turn off appliances when not in use. You can find more details for energy efficiency labelling in South Africa here


3. Charge Your Backup Energy System Regularly

A backup energy system needs regular charging to be ready during a power outage. Setting the system to regularly charge ensures that it is fully charged when you need it. Installing solar panels with your battery backup is also an excellent way to ensure continual charging, particularly on days with multiple power outages. A reputable installer can guide you on optimal settings and the number of solar panels to maximise solar power and charge your batteries efficiently. Zero Point Energy has in-house engineers to calculate exactly how panels you would require for your specific power needs.


4. Maintain Your Backup Energy System

Regular maintenance of your backup energy system is essential. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for maintenance, and have your system checked regularly by a professional to ensure it is in good working order.


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Load shedding is part of South African life, but with these tips and tricks, you can ensure that you and your business stay powered during all stages of load shedding.

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