Boskloof Eco Estate - Somerset West
The battery back-up system supplies power to all the household appliances and lights in the house and will keep them working for four hours during load shedding power outages. This system fits neatly under the staircase.
The Italian Piazetta wood oven supplies heat through tubes to the main bedroom, patio, study and needlework rooms while the rest of the home is heated with a heat pump that takes approximately 30% less electricity than the average electrical geyser.
A gas geyser was installed to supply the kitchen with warm water and to avoid wastage of using long pipes throughout the house.
All outdoor windows and sliding doors where fitted with double glazing. This retains heat that saves energy and lowers the noise levels in the home.
LED lights were fitted throughout the house to reduce the electricity usage to less than 10% than conventional light bulbs.