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Cyprus would seem to have the most expensive electricity in Europe and that’s no joke. Prices seem to go up all of the time, so keeping your electricity bill in check can be quite a task especially if you have holiday lets. We have visited properties where there have been no provisions to control this and where holiday guests wantonly abuse it. However we do have ways of taking back that control we can provide several devices that will limit the use without compromising the comfort of your guests.
Starting with obvious and the simple replace normal lamps for led lamps they tend to be a better quality of light then mini fluorescent.
There are many ways to help reduce your electricity bills we are continually searching for new devices to achieve this so watch this space we will add more items shortly.
Energy Saving Devices.
A light-emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor light source. LEDs are used as indicator lamps in many devices and are increasingly used for general lighting. Appearing as practical electronic components in 1962, early LEDs emitted low-intensity red light, but modern versions are available across the visible, ultraviolet, and infrared wavelengths, with very high brightness.
In September 2003, a new type of blue LED was demonstrated by the company Cree Inc. to provide 24 mW at 20 milliamperes (mA). This produced a commercially packaged white light giving 65 lm/W at 20 mA, becoming the brightest white LED commercially available at the time, and more than four times as efficient as standard incandescents. In 2006, they demonstrated a prototype with a record white LED luminous efficacy of 131 lm/W at 20 mA. Nichia Corporation has developed a white LED with luminous efficacy of 150 lm/W at a forward current of 20 mA. Cree's XLamp XM-L LEDs, commercially available in 2011, produce 100 lm/W at their full power of 10 W, and up to 160 lm/W at around 2 W input power. In 2012, Cree announced a white LED giving 254 lm/W.
We have devised a neat little timing device that will restrict daytime use of your air conditioning units you can set the time for when they come on and off.
It is housed in a tamper proof box and comes with an override key to give you 24 hour power if needed.
Booster Timers or Countdown Timers
The electrisaver is a simple push button electronic timer that saves energy by remembering to switch off when you forget.
* 30/60/120 Minute Boost Timer
*or 60/120/240 Minute Boost Timer
* Suitable for loads of upto 3kw
* Controls Immersion Heaters Panel Heaters and Towel Rails
* Perfect extension timer for Central Heating systems
* Cancel facility switches off at any time
* Unit can be flush or surface mounted with a single gang moulded box.
* Maximum operating temperature 35C
This would seem to be the most popular way of restricting power to air conditioning units however there can be drawbacks with using them. An air conditioning unit likes to shut down systematically going through a process of cooling first, otherwise they are perfect.
Key Fob Control
We have all been to hotels where you need to insert a key to activate the electricity in the room and this is a good way to keep the bills down in your little hotel. With a quick survey we can tell you if one can be installed easily for you. It can be used to cut off the power to sockets, water heaters, electrical heaters, air cons and any non essential circuits. Typically the system will shut off power to everything but the lights and fridges making them super efficient when guests go out.