As Eskom hits South Africa with yet another electricity price increase, it really is becoming more and more necessary to save as much electricity as you can. This will not only help you cope with your ever increasing monthly electricity bill, but it will also reduce overall consumption. Saving electricity in your home is easier than you thought. Let’s take a look at some of the steps you can do in order to achieve this.
Switch off your appliances at the plug
Most modern appliances these days, such as TV’s and DVD players, continue to use electricity while off. These appliances remain in “standby” mode and are not completely off. This is a complete waist of electricity. Leaving an appliance on in “standby” mode is the equivalent of leaving a 100Watt light bulb on for a year.
Maintain your appliances
Appliances that arent well maintained and that aren’t running at 100% capacity will end up using more electricity than they should.
Install energy-efficient light bulbs
It’s really simple and will save you a lot of money in the long run.
Hang up your washing
Using a tumble dryer can cost you up to R200 a month. with the current price increase this could rise to as much as R300 depending on your consumption. Hanging up your washing is not only good for your pocket, but good for the environment too. Read our article on how much electricity does a tumble dryer use.
For more tips on saving electricity, read our other article on how to save electricity