Here are a few helpful tips on how to save energy:
10 Tips on How to save energy at home
Contain Your Heat
Since most South African homes are not as geared for winter as homes in Europe or America, it can be difficult to stay warm on very cold nights. You can help keep your home cosy by keeping doors closed while you warm up a room with a heater.
Turn the Heat Down
Many geysers are set well above 70 degrees Celsius when a temperature of 55 degrees will do the same job. Turn your geyser down to start saving on electricity costs.
Repurpose Your Heat
If you use your oven quite often, learn to leave it open after use to spread that heat around your home when you’re feeling a little chilly.
Choose Fluorescent Lights
Fluorescent lights bulks use 75% more efficient than incandescent bulbs, a small change that will help with your electricity costs.
Seal the Gaps
It’s very easy for heat to escape your home, in fact, 15% of heat is lost through gaps in your windows and doors. Take the time to seal any gaps to keep your home warm and cosy.
Wash Clothing Responsibly
The higher the temperature of your washing machine, the more electricity it takes to heat it. Turn your temperature down to start saving energy.
Use Your Microwave
Ovens and stoves use a lot more electricity than microwaves so if you’re looking to save on costs, use your microwave more often.