Make some small but strategic investments in your home and save up to 30% on your monthly energy costs
Follow this easy checklist:
In the kitchen –
Replace your iron with an energy efficient, thermostatically-controlled model.
Replace the seals of your fridge and freezer doors if they are worn or damaged.
Invest in a Wonderbag, a simple heat retention cooker that uses no electricity.
Replace Install water flow restrictors on your taps to reduce the amount of hot water you use; they will assist to reduce the amount of cold water your geyser needs to reheat and, therefore, lower your geyser’s energy consumption.
In bathrooms –
Install energy and water saving showerheads; their flow rate is less than 10 litres per minute and will assist to reduce the amount of cold water your geyser needs to reheat.
In rooms throughout your home –
Replace incandescent lamps with energy saving CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps) and LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes); do the same with your conventional downlights:
CFLs use up to 75% less energy than incandescent lamps and last up to eight times longer.
Invest LEDs are about 85% more energy efficient than conventional incandescent lamps and about 5% more efficient than CFLs.
Your electric element geyser –
Install a geyser blanket and pipe insulation on the first 1.5 metres of water pipes to reduce heat loss; fit your geyser as close as possible to the points where you use hot water.
Fans and windows –
Invest in ceiling or stand-alone fans to circulate cool air around your home; avoid switching on your air conditioner.
Install shade awnings on the outside of windows facing the sun; they reduce radiant heat from entering your home.
Fans and windows –
Invest in motion sensor lamps for security lighting rather than leaving conventional lights burning all night.
Use solar powered garden lamps.
Invest in a pool cover when your swim infrequently in summer – it will limit water loss and reduce the time your pool pump needs to run to keep the water clean.
Plant trees and shrubs in your garden to channel fresh air towards open windows - trees are ideal for creating shade and, if positioned appropriately, can assist to managing your home’s internal temperature and reducing cooling costs.
Small electricity smart investments will contribute to lowering your electricity bill while reducing demand pressure on the national power grid – importantly, it will help to keeping the lights on.
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