Can Switching To Gas Appliances Really Save You Money?

There’s no doubt, 2020 has been a tough year so far. With this global pandemic at the forefront of everyone’s mind, we South Africans have the added stress of load shedding during the coldest months of the year. It seems that the price per unit keeps on climbing yet the service delivery keeps declining.

To say that South Africans are feeling the impact of the current situation is an understatement. Most of us are tired of feeling powerless against those ‘in charge’ of our livelihoods. It is time to take back the power (at least when it comes to our electricity supply) and look for alternative solutions.

The truth is that you won’t have to look very far. There are only 3 options:

  1. Learn to live without it
  2. Switch to solar
  3. Switch to gas

Since number 1 isn’t a valid option, it leaves us with 2 and 3. Solar is an excellent option but it can be costly to install the necessary system in your home.

That leaves us with gas. Gas appliances are relatively affordable and easy to install. a Simple gas geyser installation will cut your monthly electricity bill in half. A gas geyser costs anything from R3000 to R7000, depending on its capacity.

A gas stove will enable you to cook healthy meals for your family even when the power is out. If you’re scared to use gas, don’t be. As long as you stick to the ‘rules’ and recommendations, you’ll be more than fine.

South Africa is a beautiful country. And while a lot of people wish to leave, some of us would rather stay. But, in order to live a life where load shedding doesn’t affect our daily lives, we need to think out of the box — in this case, invest in gas appliances. Not only will it make your life more comfortable, but it will also save you money.

For more information or a free quote, feel free to get in touch with the ActionGas team today.

Load Shedding Again! Fight Back And Switch To Gas

Eskom has done it again! Here we are in the middle of winter, stuck with no power, AGAIN! To say it’s frustrating is an understatement but the truth is, when it comes to electricity, we are powerless. There isn’t much we can do about the state of affairs but we can find an alternative energy solution — GAS.

Gas is readily available. While there is the rare occasion where gas is in short supply, it’s typically sorted the following day. We suggest you always keep a spare should a problem arise.

Gas is also much cheaper than electricity. Electricity rates are climbing at an alarming rate and some users pay nearly R3 per unit. The more you buy, the more you pay. It makes perfect sense, right? Gas will cost you around R210 for 9kg, R330 for 14kg, R445 for 19kg and R1110 for 48kg. Keeping your gas stovetop going for 2.5 to 3 months will cost you R210 (9kg). And you can cook even when “they” switch off the electricity.

Not only are gas rates lower than electricity, but when you the savings you’ll see on your monthly electricity bill when you install a gas geyser will be significant! You can expect a reduction of between 40% and 50%!

Most people have come into the habit of switching off the geyser for most of the day since it is the main culprit for high electricity bills. But what happens when there’s load shedding during the hour or two it’s supposed to be on? COLD WATER! That’s right, you’re taking a cold shower in the middle of winter!

Gas appliances aren’t just nice-to-have. They are essential to your health and wellbeing. Your quality of life depends on it. Don’t turn the other cheek. Fight back! Get in touch with the best gas installers in Johannesburg. Call ActionGas today!

Are Gas Appliances Cheaper To Use Than Electric?

South Africans are in financial difficulty right now even while lockdown restrictions are starting to ease. Some people haven’t received a salary in nearly three months and it’s not surprising that people want to cut unnecessary expenses now more than ever.

One way to lower your monthly costs is to switch to gas. Gas is notoriously cheaper than electricity and with our ever-increasing electricity tariffs, it’s easy to see why. When you switch to gas, you are guaranteed to save at least 30% on your monthly utility bill. Even more so during winter months when usage is higher.

Gas appliances are much more energy-efficient and cost less to operate than electrical appliances. In a short space of time, gas appliances will pay for themselves in electrical savings. And since gas is more readily available, load shedding won’t stand a chance. You can easily get by without electricity to cook food, take a hot shower or keep your home warm and cosy with a gas fireplace or heater.

So while gas is much cheaper than electricity, it is not the only reason to consider making the change. It’s also a more reliable source of energy, something our electricity service providers know very little about. When you switch to gas, you get value for your hard-earned money.

Where to Find the Best Deal on Gas Installations in Gauteng

If you’re ready to start saving money right now, we are ready to assist with your gas installation. The ActionGas installation team can install gas appliances throughout Gauteng.

We are registered with the LP Gas Association of South Africa and provide each and every customer with a certificate of compliance upon completion of the installation. We offer the following gas appliance installations as well as general maintenance.

For more information about our gas appliances or to request a free quote, get in touch with ActionGas team today.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Switch To Gas This Winter

The cost of electricity these days is ridiculous. On top of annual increases, consumers are now facing another increase driven by the Coronavirus pandemic. And this couldn’t come at a worse time since we’re headed for winter in South Africa.

Already we’re paying nearly double for the luxury of comfort — staying warm and cosy inside our homes — during the colder months. Now, we have to fork out even more! But what can we do? Reduce our electricity usage by not warming up our homes? Look for more affordable alternatives?

While it’s always a good idea to regulate your electricity usage since traditional electricity isn’t great for the environment, an even better solution is to turn to gas. Gas is much more eco-friendly than electricity, more affordable and readily available in South Africa. The best part is that load shedding won’t affect you as much when you use gas.

Benefits of Switching from Electricity to Gas

  • Affordable
  • Reliable
  • Readily available
  • Eco-friendly
  • Easy to install

Gas Products That Will Make Your Life More Comfortable

Gas Stove & Hob

Ever wondered why TV cooks use gas stoves? It enables them to cook with precision. Even if you’re not a celebrity cook/chef, gas will allow you to cook healthy meals when the power is out so you won’t have to waste money on takeaway food.

Gas Fireplace

Who doesn’t love a fireplace? But traditional fireplaces need to be cleaned after every use, never mind the amount of smoke inhalation you’re subjected to. Gas fireplaces are beautiful, convenient and safe.

Gas Geyser

Did you know that you can cut your monthly electricity bill in half by installing a gas geyser? And you’ll never have to worry about taking a cold shower when load shedding strikes.

Gas Heater

According to 1Life, the cost to run a small fan heater for 3 hours a day for 30 days will cost you R140 per month. A 7 fin oil heater will cost you R211 for the same period. Keep your home warm and cosy without breaking the bank by installing a gas heater.

Don’t wait a second longer. Switch to gas now to reap the benefits. Get in touch with ActionGas for a free quote today!

 

 

What You Need To Know About Staying Safe While Using Gas

Too many people will never know just how convenient, cost-effective and reliable gas is because they believe it’s unsafe to use. It’s true, care needs to be taken when using gas appliances, but if you take the necessary precautions, gas can be one of the best ways to heat your home and prepare food.

Is Gas Really That Dangerous?

Gas is extremely useful and versatile but it needs to be respected. Gas leaks that go undetected can cause dizziness, headaches, confusion, nausea and chest pains. Ultimately, excessive exposure to LPG or natural gas can be fatal.

If your gas needs to be refilled more regularly or you notice a persistent gas smell in your home, you might have a gas leak. Get in touch with a professional gas installer to inspect your gas appliances as soon as possible. To alert people of a gas leak, the sulphuric smell (rotten egg) has been added to usually odourless LPG and natural gas.

Gas Safety Precautions

You can avoid harmful accidents when using gas appliances by taking some minor precautions. Don’t store flammable materials close to gas appliances. Make sure you move old mops, tea towels, newspapers, brooms and oil as far away as possible. Additionally, don’t keep liquids such as kerosene or petroleum near your gas appliance.

It might be wise to add an emergency shut-off valve when installing your gas appliance. If there’s an emergency, it will allow you to stop the flow of gas into your home fast. Regular maintenance and repairs are vital to using gas safely. These inspections should be performed by licensed gas installers Gauteng.

Contact ActionGas in Gauteng to arrange a gas safety check for your home or business today. Our team of gas technicians will ensure that your gas appliances adhere to safety standards and work efficiently. Give us a call today!

 

This Is Why Regular Maintenance On Gas Appliances Is Important

 

 

 

People are often afraid to use gas appliances but the honest truth is that once you start using gas, you won’t know how you lived without it for so long. Especially now, when load shedding is becoming a daily custom.

Gas is super convenient. It’s also very affordable compared to our electricity tariffs which keep increasing by rediculous amounts and readily available.

Regular maintenance is vital when it comes to gas, here’s why:

Ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones

If a gas appliance becomes faulty, the outcome could be detrimental. Gas leaks might result in carbon monoxide poisoning.

Make it last longer

As with anything in life, if you look after it, it will last longer. It will cost you more to repair (or replace) when it breaks than simply maintaining it regularly.

Operate efficiently

If your gas appliance isn’t working at optimal capacity, it will use more gas, thus cost you more money. So, regular inspections and service will save you money in the long run.

Keep warranties

Did you know that if you don’t maintain your gas appliances, if something should happen, your insurance won’t payout? Now you know.

When we say “regular” maintenance, it will purely depend on the type of appliances. For instance, some appliances will need annual inspection and maintenance, while others will only need it every two years.

If you haven’t had any maintenance done on your gas appliances, it might be time to book an appointment with ActionGas. Below are some tell-tale signs it might be time for an inspection.

  • Yellow or brown buildup, also known as soot which can lead to a blockage
  • Colour of your flame is yellow or red (and not blueish)
  • Strong gas odour, which typically indicates a leak. (Please note that carbon monoxide poisoning is serious and can lead to death so if you suspect a leak, get in touch with a professional gas company right away.)

Play it safe. Schedule your gas installations and maintenance in Gauteng by getting in touch with the team at ActionGas right now.

 

This Is How You Can Limit The Impact Load Shedding Has On Your Daily Life

Load shedding is in full swing and households all over the country are without power anything from 2.5 to 5 hours every day. Businesses are feeling the weight of having to find alternative solutions to keep their doors open. And many South Africans are turning to fast food when the power is out during dinner times. To say that this isn’t a great scenario is an understatement.

But, what can we do? How can we take back the power? Honestly, there isn’t much we can do about load shedding right now. At least not for the next 18 months while maintenance on all power stations is underway. However, there are alternative solutions you can utilise to make day to day living more comfortable without electricity.

Gas Appliances

Gas appliances will change your life! Seriously! Being able to cook nutritious meals and have a cup of coffee when the power is out will make all the difference. No more unhealthy takeaways or having to braai again. Life can go on as normal when you install a gas stove. Same goes for gas water heaters. You’ll never have to take a cold shower because of load shedding again. For more information on reputable gas installers in Johannesburg, get in touch with ActionGas today.

Inverter

If it isn’t enough that the power is out, cell service of a certain leading service provider also disappears as soon as load shedding strikes. What if something were to happen and you can’t make a phone call? Being cut off from the outside world in this day and age is ridiculous. An inverter is a small appliance you can use to plug your wifi router in. Depending on the size, it can run for 2 to 3 hours, thus keep you connected with your loved ones throughout each blackout.

Candles or LED Solar Lights

No one likes to sit in darkness so investing in LED solar or chargeable lights will shed some light on things. Candles might add to the ambience but be careful if you have small children.

Keep Electronics Charged

No need to sit around with nothing to do. If you keep your laptop, smartphone and Bluetooth speakers charged, you will have more than enough entertainment to last you for the duration of the power outage.

Don’t let load shedding ruin your day (again) when you can take action today!

 

Why Gas Appliances Should Be A Priority In 2020

Power cuts are a foreign concept in first world countries but if you’re South African, you are all too familiar with the infamous load shedding. No one knows when the next one will strike and when it does, we will be outraged yet again because of the incompetence of our one and only service provider.

While we mostly feel powerless in these circumstances, there is something we can do about it. REDUCE OUR DEPENDENCE ON ESKOM. Not only will it lighten their load and perhaps enable them to offer a more reliable service, but it will also save you money and give you more control over your day to day living.

Just think about it. Loadshedding during dinner time? No problem, your gas stove can still cook. No hot water because of load shedding? Gas geysers are awesome and don’t depend on electricity.

We are experiencing load shedding in summer, can you imagine what it will be like in winter when everyone uses more electricity? But, you won’t have to brave the cold without any heat source if you install a gas fireplace.

Gas Installers Johannesburg: Get the Best Deals on Gas Appliance Installations from ActionGas

If you install gas appliances in your home, you can have full control over your everyday life. Never again will you feel powerless when the power is out for hours on end.

Gas is also readily available and at a fraction of the price of electricity. Who knows where we’ll end up with the massive increases Eskom has planned for the next few years.

You don’t have to live like this! Take back the power and make gas appliances a priority this year. We promise you won’t be sorry! Do you want more information or a free quote? Feel free to get in touch with the team at ActionGas today!

 

Load Shedding Getting You Down? 3 Gas Appliances That Will Change Your Life

Raise your hand if you are sick and tired of load shedding.

It’s so frustrating to be powerless and feel like there’s nothing we can do about our energy source and its lack of reliability. We feel you but the truth is, there’s something you can do about it! You can take the power back into your own hands and out of ‘theirs’ by investing in gas. Below are 3 gas appliances that will take the stress out of load shedding.

Gas Geyser

Nobody likes to shower in cold water, even in summer. But with the newly instated stage 6 load shedding and the possibility of stage 8 looming, who knows if your electric geyser will have enough time to heat up for you to take a warm shower. No use in tempting ‘fate’ — install a gas geyser and you’re sure of warm water all day, every day!

Gas Stove

Having a gas stove is life-changing! Seriously, even without load shedding, it takes cooking to the next level. No one can afford to eat takeaways every day but with load shedding at mealtimes, what’s the alternative? Take the stress out of feeding your family during load shedding by installing a gas stove. Your life will be better for it!

Gas Fireplace

Yes, we know it’s not winter. But the truth is that load shedding isn’t restricted to any season. Not to be a ‘Debbie Downer’ but we suspect with the way things are going, we’ll see more load-shedding this coming year. So if you don’t want your home to be cold and dark during the colder months, might as well install a gas fireplace to keep yourself and your family warm and cosy.

We are well past empty promises when it comes to our electricity supplier. They are shameless and it seems that they don’t care what happens to the people. But, you know what? WE CARE! And we are here to help you survive load shedding. In fact, you won’t even notice it with our high-quality gas appliances. Get in touch with ActionGas for a load shedding solution today!

Gas Vs Solar: Which Geyser Is Right For You?

Are you looking for an alternative for heating your home’s water? Then you’ll know that there are two options to choose from – gas and solar. Both are much better options than the conventional electric geyser so whichever option you choose, you’ll be happy you switched. But, before you do, make sure you read the info below so you can make an informed decision.

Solar Geyser

Pros

  • Extremely good for the environment
  • Affordable Installation with a good return on investment in electrical savings
  • Available throughout South Africa

Cons

  • Lower efficiency than gas geysers. Don’t generate solar power when it’s dark or rainy and overcast
  • Routine maintenance is needed to keep it in working condition

Gas Geyser

Pros

  • Gas is available in most areas in South Africa
  • Gas appliances will quickly show a return on investment in electrical savings
  • More affordable to install than solar
  • Cost and energy-efficient since they only use gas when using hot water
  • Suitable for large families
  • Repairs are fast and easy

Cons

  • Better for the environment than conventional electricity but not as good as solar
  • Installation can be complicated
  • Gas geysers could be unsafe if installed by an amateur

As you can see, both of these options are great! Which one you choose will depend on the needs and requirements of your family.

Let the Pros Handle Your Gas Installation

If you decide to go for a gas geyser, make sure you choose credible gas installers for the job. Never make a decision based on price. Instead, consider the company’s experience and ask for a reference list (if you can’t find it on their website).

The team at ActionGas offers a variety of gas installation and maintenance services. We take great pride in offering high-quality and affordable services to the Johannesburg market. For more information or to book a consultation, get in touch with the team today!