Electricity Saving Tips

Just a few simple measures will really cut down on your electricity bill. Here are some tips from the Oppidan Committee:

  • Switch off all lights and appliances when leaving a room
  • When in a room use only those lights and appliances you need
  • Use an electric blanket instead of a heater (or, better yet, a hot water bottle)
  • Use energy saving bulbs
  • Turn the temperature on your geyser down to 60 degrees.  Your water will still be warm.
  • Use hairdryers and curling irons/straighteners as quickly and infrequently as possible.
  • Be aware that appliances with elements, e.g. kettles, toasters, stoves, hairdryers etc. use the most electricity and be wise with how you use them.
  • When going away for an extended period unplug all non-essential items and turn off stoves and geysers.
  • When re-heating food use a microwave instead of the stove.

Last Modified: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 14:56:27 SAST