Electricity Saving Tips 2017-06-27T14:24:38+00:00

Electricity Saving Tips

 pc
  • Always remember to switch off your television set on the TV itself and NOT on the remote
  • Do not leave your cell phone charger in the circuit if not in use
  • Unplug your laptop before going to bed
fridge
  • Open refrigerator/ freezer doors only when necessary
  • Ensure that door seals are intact
  • Switch off the fridge when it is empty or when going on holiday
  • Let hot food cool down before placing it in the refrigerator
  • De-ice the freezer regularly
  • Leave space between items on shelves, this allows cool air to circulate more easily
  • Keep freezers frost free will save you power and money
  • Do not overstock your free – it blocks air flow
bulb
  • Replace conventional bulbs with Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs were possible
  • Always switch off lights when they are not needed
 iron
  • Use a thermostatically controlled iron that switches itself off when the correct temperature is reached
  • Switch an iron off once it has reached the correct temperature and complete the ironing on stored energy
  • Use distilled water in steam irons
  • Do NOT iron on soaking wet clothes
  • Do not leave the iron on if you are not using it at that time
  • Iron low temperature fabrics first to reduce warm-up time.
prepaid
  • Be in control of your electricity consumption
  • Lower rates
  • No electricity bills
  • No electricity disconnection
  • You know exactly how much electricity you are using on pre-paid therefore no surprises at the end of the month
  • Free installation of pre-paid meters for 20amp and 30amp consumption
  • No monthly basic charges on electricity
  • Electricity is available to buy 24/7
 kettle
  • Only boil the amount of water that you need
  • Keep your kettle’s element clean of chlorine build up, by boiling vinegar diluted in water atleast once a month
  • Use a flask to keep your water hot
 washinmachine
  • Soak your clothes first
  • Use cold water supply
  • Run the machine only when there is a full load
  • Do not over-wash clothes
  • Clothes that need a light cleaning don’t need to be washed as long as dirty work clothes
  • Use the proper setting for the type of clothes you’re washing
  • If they are delicate or knit, use the setting offered rather than the “regular” setting. This will use less energy and the clothes will last longer
  • Locate your washing machine as close to the water tank as possible. The shorter distance, the less amount of heat loss in the pipes
  • Don’t put in more laundry detergent than you need
  • A front loader washing machine uses less water and cost less to operate
 stove
  • Use a pressure cooker when preparing food that normally takes a long time to cook
  • Consider buying a stove with a convection oven
  • Use the right size pot for the right size stove plate
  • Use cooking utensils with flat bottoms and tight covers
  • Don’t use a stove to light a cigarette
  • Never use the stove or hot plate as heaters
 geyser
  • A geyser accounts for up to 40% of your electricity bill
  • Ensure that your thermostat is set to no more than 55 Degrees Celsius
  • Wrapping your geyser in an insulating blanket can cut power consumption by half
 heater
  • Electric heaters that are controlled by thermostats are more energy efficient
  • Oil filled heaters are the safest
  • Only heat rooms that are occupied