Eskom tariff increase

With Eskom’s electricity tariffs increasing by an average of 8% for 2013/14, here are some savings tips for you to share with your customers or use yourself:

  • “If you’re not using it, switch it off.”
  • Geyser: Switch off geysers between 06:00 and 22:00, reduce thermostat to 60 degrees, insulate geyser and water pipes and replace geysers with solar water heaters using Eskom’s rebate programme
  • Lighting: Replace incandescent light bulbs with energy savers, and switch off lights in unoccupied rooms
  • Bathing: Shower rather than bath as less hot water is used, and install an energy efficient shower head
  • Climate control: Minimise use of air conditioners by first opening windows to allow cool air to circulate
  • When using an air-conditioner keep the temperature setting between 18 – 22 degrees C
  • Insulate ceilings to keep home cool in summer and warm in winter
  • Pool pumps: Reduce the operating time to limit water circulation to twice a day and set the pool pump to operate between 24:00 and 05:00
  • Vampire appliance usage – Don’t leave appliances in standby mode. Unplug cellphone charger
  • Participate in the Power Alert programme on national TV (SABC and etv)

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