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 Save up to 30%

 

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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