Eskom provides our country with 90% of its electricity supply and with the company in the crisis it is in, load shedding is a definite reality for the foreseeable future. Load shedding, in essence, are planned power cuts. Power is cut to certain areas across the country each day, in a phased approach, to try and lessen the load on the country’s grid. Load shedding is not a South African only problem, but is also experienced in other third world countries like India, Zimbabwe and Pakistan. Even so, it doesn’t make the devastating effect of these power cuts on businesses and homes any easier.
Installing a generator has been proven to be the most effective solution for load shedding and to help prevent the negative financial and operational effects of load shedding on businesses and households alike. Here’s why you should consider installing a generator in your home or office;
Generators for load shedding are solutions that will offer piece of mind during these uncertain economic times. We are not sure how long Eskom will continue to provide us with viable electricity, not to mention how long they plan to cut our power regularly. Choosing to install a generator will help to improve the effects of load shedding on households and businesses, ensuring that you almost don’t feel the power cuts at all. Avoid running your businesses to the ground thanks to non-operational hours during load shedding by considering a solution like a generator.
Here is a step by step guide on how to choose the best load shedding solutions for home or small business:
Step 1 – What size generator do I need?
Knowing the right size genni is your first step in fighting against down-time due to Eskom. Goscor Power Products offers generators that have power outputs of between 2.2KVA to 200KVA; which are perfect for home or small office use. Small businesses might need to run important operational machines like servers, computers, printers, air conditioners etc during power outages to prevent any down time in the services they offer. Whilst homes might only need to run a few essential appliances like fridges and deep freezes. Speaking to experts like us, will help you to determine the size of the generator you will need.
Step 2 – Find a registered installer
Installing a generator is required by law to be done by a registered installer and electrician. We can recommend dealers and installers near you that will get your installation job done expertly and fast.
Step 3 – Know the pros and cons
Knowing the risks and benefits involved in running a genni are key to the safety of both you and your employees. For example, you need to know that overloading a generator with too much power, could damage the unit and all machines plugged into it should an overload or power surge occur.
Before deciding on a generator for your small business, we suggest you take a few factors into account;
Generators can be very noisy machines as they use petrol or diesel to run their engines. If you are running a business, especially one that entails dealing with clients or customers, you need to consider a unit that offers the lowest noise levels possible. We offer silent inverter generators too which would be ideal for a business to offer as little disturbance as possible.
These machines can also give off fumes which you would not want wafting into an office or showroom for example. You would need to look at a generator that offers low fume levels and make sure you place it at a sufficient distance away from your business premises to avoid the fumes getting into the areas where people work. Legal requirements state that all generators need to be at least 5 feet away from open windows or doors.
Don’t get bogged down by worrying what genni to install. Rather contact us at Goscor Power Products for help. Let us worry about getting you the right unit for your needs and installing it well, so that you can focus on running your small business or home.
Call Goscor Power Products on 087 806 6871\2 or request a generator quote now.