A geyser timer is a simple device does exactly what it says. It controls the time that your geyser comes on and switches off. With the geyser permanently on, everytime the water temperature in the geyser falls below the set temp, it will switch on to return the temperature back to where it needs to be.
This can account for unnecessary consumption. The compact geyser timer is designed to work to reduce the on time of the geyser through the day and only have it come on when required.
So , first thing in the morning if hot water is required and then at night for showers and baths. Once everyone is done, the timer can be set to switch the geyser off and only back on again the next morning, so it doesn’t run all night.
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Why use a Geyser timer at all?
Let’s look at some stats
The geyser accounts for around 60% of your electricity bill.
- Every time the temperature drops 2 to 3 degrees, the thermostat switches the element back on and heats the water back up to 65 – 70 degrees.
- Your geyser switches on and off 24 to 30 times a day.
- Every time your geyser switches on, it uses the equivalent power of 50 light bulbs.
- The average family uses less than four hours of hot water per day and is paying for 600 hours of hot water per month that they will never use. As you can see from the above statement, the geyser is a large consumer of electricity.
- Having a geyser timer will drastically reduce the number of times your geyser switches on and off in a day and thereby save you money every month.
- As it is easy to install and set up, the geyser timer provides another link in the chain to effective energy management and therefore cost reduction.
- Once set up and the on/off cycle is established, you can leave it to do its work.
Geyser timer Research results and usage Patterns
Many people ask me whether using a timer actually does save them energy and money. Here is your answer.
Russell Brown , a dedicated energy saving consultant and someone I know personally, offered this research published in Green Life -Full Circle Magazine, April 2013
“You need to understand that a geyser timer should be used effectively by knowing your water usage patterns.
The most optimum saving that can be achieved by a geyser timer is typically heating of water for two hours a day for one period, i.e. once a day for two hours – 4am to 6am with usage immediately at 6am.
Tests show that around 69% savings can be achieved with this usage pattern. If you heat water for two time periods – from 4am to 6am with usage at 6am and then 5pm to 7pm with usage at 7pm – savings move to around 37%.”
Article By Russell Brown , you can read the full feature here.
Geyser timer – consider this.
In order to save energy and money, you decide that you will switch off you geyser at the DB board at times when you are not using it…(see where this is going)..So , like a good responsible energy user, you turn off your geyser in the morning , only to get involved in the days events and then the rugby match in the late afternoon.
All is great until you go and shower and then the COLD reality sets in..you forgot to switch the geyser back on.
Get your geyser timer now – click here to go to see our geyser timer installation rates and I will contact you directly within 24 hours – guaranteed.After that COLD shower, you go the very next day and buy a geyser timer!
Save even more money on by adding a geyser blanket.
Maximize your geyser efficiency by adding a geyser blanket. This combination of the geyser timer and the geyser blanket has proved itself the most effective way of cutting down the energy use on your geyser.
Read more about the geyser blanket here.
A Saving Energy client in Cape Town, emailed us to say that she had saved 30% on her electricity bill since installing the timer and blanket – and this was done in winter!
You can read Jacqui’s story here.
With the special combination deal from Saving Energy on a geyser timer installation and a geyser blanket, you too could reduce your electricity costs.
According to my calculations I am currently enjoying a 28.86% saving on my Eskom bill. Over the 4 months prior to your installation of your geyser timer (July – October 2014) the average monthly cost was R1365. For the same period in 2015 the average consumption was R 971.00 giving the 28.85 saving. The actual saving would be greater than that stated as one would need to factor in the Eskom increases over that period.
March , 2016
4 Great Reasons to get your geyser timer done with Saving Energy :
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28 January 2016