Hot Water Immediately on Tap

Instant hot water access from every tap is possible with a clever plumbing system.  A heat pump also uses little electricity, and helps to reduce our carbon footprint.

Geysers use a great deal of energy because they continually have to heat up water and much of this hot water ends up not being used.  Maintaining the heat in the water is a method which is used in green homes.  Pipe insulation is made use of, as well as insulating the tank where the hot water is stored.

A linked-loop plumbing system is also used, and is insulated.  Therefore, hot water is always available throughout the home.  When opening the tap, there is no wastage as it comes out hot.

In this way, water and electricity are saved, without compromising on luxury living.…

Momentous Savings On Monthly Utility Costs

In a smart green home, there is the option to make use of the sun to generate free electricity.  With a grid-tied system, there is a back-up power supply in the event of a shortfall.

Using a heat pump, combined with a linked-loop hotwater system, hot water is immediately available in the home.  Heat pumps are very efficient and need little energy to heat water.  Costs are therefore reduced.

In a green home, air-conditioners and heaters are not required.  With Hydronics Radiant heating and cooling, the home is fully temperature controlled at minimal cost.

Using rainwater for watering the garden, for the washing machine and to flush the toilets also saves on the monthly water bill.

And using low-flow shower heads and taps saves on water consumption, resulting in great savings for the homeowner.…

Eco-living In Comfort, Really

In a green smart home, one is able to monitor and control every aspect.

At a glance, we see what our electricity usage is and take steps to reduce usage without sacrificing convenience or comfort.

Hot water is always on tap.

With water tanks being used to collect and store rainwater, the water level is checked at a glance, using the smart monitoring system.

The green smart home works with the environment.  A full weather report including the temperature and humidity levels is always available on the app.

And with hydronics radiant heating and cooling, and with comprehensive insulation being in place, one walks barefoot and in a t-shirt in winter.…

4 unconventional ways to save on your water bill (without cutting down on your water usage)

There is lots of advice out there on how to cut down on your water usage and save money on your water bill. But why deprive yourself of water simply to save a few Rands? We’ve come up with four ways to save money without having to cut down on your water.

Plant indigenous plants in your garden

When a garden is filled with indigenous plants, you will barely need to water or maintain it throughout the year. Indigenous plants can withstand the hot South African summers, while still staying green during winter months. Imagine having to almost never water your garden except in drought months!

Awareness is increasing in South Africa regarding trees and plants that are not native to South Africa.…