Electricity Savings Tips

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Turn down your geyser temperature to 60˚C. This will save you 5% on your electricity bill.



Rather take a shower. You will save up to 40% in water and use 5 times less electricity than heating a bath water.


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Switch off appliances at the wall and pull out chargers. Leaving them in standby mode could cost you up to 6% more electricity.


Install an energy-efficient showerhead. It’s designed to use up to 40% less hot water and saves you R480 or more on your electricity bill every year..



Replace regular bulbs with energy-saving ones that use 6 times less electricity.



Insulate your geyser with a geyser blanket. This prevents heat loss, reducing the cost of electricity needed to keep water hot by R500 or more a year.



Insulate your ceiling. It affects heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer, saving up to 16% of the electricity you need annually to heat or cool your home.



Insulate your hot water pipes. It prevents heat loss, reducing the cost of electricity needed to keep water hot.



Invest in a solar water heater. It uses the sun to heat up your water, saving you 25% or more on your electricity bill.



Use a hot plate that’s most similar to the size of your pot. An electric stove loses up to 40% of its heat when he pot is too small, which means you waste electricity.



Run your pool pump for fewer hours. At 10 hours a day, it uses about 11% of your electricity. Cutting down to 6 hours in summer and 4 in winter will use 6%.



Put on warm clothes instead of switching on a heater. If you still need warmth, use a gas, small-bar heater or 2-kW fan heater to heat more efficiently.