“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
Sometimes the simplest solutions deliver the best results.
As we approach winter and with some colder weather already starting to make itself felt, many consumers are starting the longer winter climb to higher electricity bills.
There is no complex reason for this.
If your geyser isn’t insulated and controlled, that’s where the issue lies.
We get so caught up in the complexity of all the appliances we use, that we often overlook the obvious.
In most households, water heating is the single biggest user of power and once this is controlled , the bills start to fall.
So, this Autumn, keep it simple.
Install a geyser timer and geyser blanket and watch your monthly costs drop.
Have it when you need it.
If your family is the regular “parents work and kids at school”type, the you probably shower and bath in the mornings and evenings between 5 and 8.
You DON’T use hot water during the day when you’re at work and the kids are at school..so why have your geyser running?
You also don’t need hot water at 3.35am – so why have your geyser running?
Control it to deliver hot water WHEN you need it and keep it off for the rest of the time.
The geyser loses heat to the colder air around it and, the colder the air, the more heat it loses and the faster it loses!
So the geyser keeps switching on and off throughout the 24 hour period whether you need hot water or not.
By controlling the geyser to come on BEFORE you need hot water and then be off until you need it again, you can cut your electricity costs by as much as 35%.
How much time do you need?
Your geyser only needs about 45 minutes to an hour to heat to temperature (with a geyser blanket – that can be less) so around an hour BEFORE you need hot water is good.
With the blanket, the hot water STAYS HOT for about 4 hours AFTER the geyser has switched off.
How much and how long?
Well, Saving Energy currently has the Super Hero Special -offering a timer and blanket for R1590-00 (excl VAT) supplied and installed.
It would take about 45 minutes to install.
Click the link below to book yours.