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Low energy appliances minimising the impact of loadshedding - Solenco South Africa

Low energy appliances minimising the impact of loadshedding

There is no denying that our current Eskom crisis is having an impact on all aspects of society. Daily loadshedding is wreaking havoc on households and businesses across the country, bringing activities to a halt and disrupting our days.

While there are several causes for the current energy crisis, a solution may still be a long way off. We can’t control everything in life, but we can lessen the stress by focussing on what we can control.

Most of us have resorted to backup power supplies in one way or another to ensure loadshedding has the least impact on our daily lives. And what we have noticed is that not all our appliances are energy efficient. Using low-energy appliances that can run on backup power supplies comes with several benefits, both during loadshedding and beyond.

  • Better in a power outage

Low energy appliances are designed to be more energy efficient, which means they consume less electricity to operate and are therefore able to run off backup power sources. They can be powered by backup power sources, such as generators or inverters, for longer periods of time compared to high-energy appliances. Thus, helping to ensure that your life can carry on as usual even during loadsheddding.

  • Better for your bank balance

By using low energy appliances, households and businesses can lower their electricity bills and save quite a lot of money in the long run.

Electricity prices will inevitably rise as fuel prices rise. The same is true for the costs of infrastructure upgrades (any changes to the electrical grid and power plants to meet rising demand), which will be passed on to consumers in the form of higher electricity prices. By using low-energy appliances, you can at least mitigate the inevitable and make your money go further.

  • Better for the environment

Low-energy appliances consume less energy, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. These gases trap heat in the atmosphere and contribute to global warming, which can result in long-term climate changes such as rising sea levels, more frequent and intense heat waves, and changes in precipitation patterns.

By using less energy, low-energy appliances help to conserve finite resources such as coal, oil, and natural gas which leads to less greenhouse gases being released. Simply put, installing an energy-efficient appliance will help you reduce your carbon footprint with minimal effort.

Low-energy appliances don’t only save energy but also use less water. They are designed to use resources more efficiently, including water, through a variety of methods, including reducing the amount of water required for each cycle of use, optimising water pressure and flow rate, and employing more efficient water heating technologies. Low energy appliances help to conserve this precious resource and reduce overall water usage, which can have a positive impact on the environment.

Are energy efficient appliances less effective?

You may be hesitant to choose a low-energy appliance because you believe it won’t perform as well as its energy-guzzling counterpart.

Rest assured.

Low-energy appliances are designed to use less electricity while performing the same functions. This is achieved through various means, such as lower energy consumption rates, optimising energy usage during standby mode, and superior extraction rates resulting in shorter running times.


Don’t let loadshedding get you down. There are ways to minimise its impact on your life.

If you are interested in low energy appliances, Solenco stock a range of MeacoDry Low Energy Dehumidifiers and Air Purifiers which are able to operate off of backup power supplies. We also stock MeacoFans which are either able to operate on power banks or USB ports, or are energy efficient and able to run off of backup power supplies.

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