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 Save up to 10%

You could save up to 10% on your electricity bill without spending a cent – follow this checklist:

Hot water:

  • Turn down the thermostat on your electrical element geyser to 60°C
  • Don’t use hot water for tasks you can accomplish with cold water - such as rinsing dishes and vegetables
  • Only use hot water for cleaning tasks that really need it, like washing your hands
  • Hot water management

    Fridge freezer:

    • Set your fridge to 3°C – any lower and it will use more electricity than necessary
    • Make sure the seals of your fridge and freezer doors are intact
    • Don’t open the door unnecessarily
    • Place your fridge somewhere cool - away from sun-facing walls and windows, and as far as possible from the stove
    • Defrost your chest freezer twice a year; upright freezers should be defrosted three times a year
    • Don’t overfill your fridge or freezer; only use 90% of its capacity

    Living rooms and bedrooms:

    • Always switch off lights in unoccupied rooms
    • Unplug all appliances you are not using
    • Don’t leave computers, TVs, DVD players, ipads and cell phones on standby – if you do, these appliances use up to 50% of the power they normally use
    • Keep curtains and blinds open during the day to optimise natural light and postpone switching on artificial lighting until it gets dark

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