Start Saving Today!
There is a huge opportunity to save money and help the environment by saving on your Electricity consumption, which as we all know is increasingly expensive in South Africa. But what can you do to reduce your energy usage?
Energy saving is made easy with Powertime Saving tips!
- 1. Manage your geyser. Switch it off if unused or if you leave on holiday.
- 2. Install a timer on your geyser.
- 3. Cover your hot water heater with an insulation blanket.
- 4. Reduce the temperature of your geyser thermostat to 55°C or less.
- 5. Invest in a solar geyser and save up to 40% on your electricity bill.
- 6. Save up to 16% on your bill by insulating your home properly.
- 7. Consider installing energy efficient windows.
- 8. Save up to 10% on your bill by setting your pool pump to run for a shorter period each day: 6 hours in summer and 4 in winter are enough.
- 9. Replace your old bulbs for LED equivalent. They use 90% less electricity and last up to 20 years.
- 10. Invest in energy STAR appliances and electronics.
- 11. Save 6% on your bill by switching off your appliances at the wall.
- 12. Run full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher
- 13. Don’t set your fridge temperature colder than necessary: set your refrigerator between 2°C and 5°C and your freezer between -20°C and – 22°C
- 14. Install an energy saving-showerhead: they are designed to use up to 40% less hot water.
- 15. Track your consumption with Powertime Dashboard’s and Powertime’s energy monitors available on the Powertime Store!
Powertime’s energy monitors available on the Powertime Store!
Awareness is the first step towards energy conservation. Research has showed that better understanding of your household’s personal energy information is likely to save you 5 to 15% on your monthly bill, whether you are using prepayment or receive electricity bills.
The potential impact of large numbers of people achieving similar efficiencies also significantly contribute to the South African Energy Conservation Program which aims at improving efficiency and avoid the risk of power outages returning. For every ten households that save 10% on electricity, for instance, we reduce carbon emissions as much as taking one conventional car off the road, and we contribute to decreasing the need for Eskom to build expensive coal fired power station.