Tips to help save electricity

WITH an electricity increase looming, below are tips on how to save electricity:

Reduce the temperature of your geyser to about 55 degrees so you don't have to add too much cold water when you shower or do the dishes.

Try to boil only the water you need instead of boiling a full pot or kettle every time.

Insulate your geyser by wrapping newspapers, old blankets or other insulating materials around it and the hot water pipes.

Reduce energy use

Always use appropriate utensils when cooking, for example use pots and pans with a flat bottom, they consume up to 50percent less energy.

Use the right energy for the right purposes, for example use heaters for space heating rather than hotplates, use an electrical kettle for water heating rather than an ordinary pot You will use about 50percent less electricity.

Reduce your electricity account by skipping the washing machine's pre-wash cycle if your clothes are not particularly dirty. This will use 20percent less electricity.

Save water and electricity by washing your bed linen at 60 instead of 90 degrees.

l Turn off all stand-by modes every time you leave the house and before going to bed.