With an annual average price increase of 12.69% implemented by Eskom for 2015/16 in addition to persistent power cuts, South African households will now feel more pressured to save energy.
Hippo.co.za recently approached some of South Africa’s leading influencers in energy conservation for their blog post titled “Experts Advise How to Cut your Electricity Bill.” The article features expert tips from lovetostay.co.za and energy technology suppliers such as Saving Energy and Microhydro on how to reduce your energy usage at home.
Combining handy DIY tips and advice on energy saving technology, the article encourages households to adjust their current personal energy practices so they can save up to 40% on their monthly electricity bill.
Some key points from the blog post:
DEVICES THAT USE THE MOST ELECTRICITY
Water heating, space cooling and lighting are some of the highest consumers of electricity, says Gavin-Andrew Froneman, an affiliate of lovetostay.co.za and director of Monarch Climate Solutions. But, rather than simply recommending that households install power saving devices such as carbonTRACK, Gavin advises them to know why they’re consuming electricity and if they’re aware of how much they are consuming.
HOW SOUTH AFRICA`S ENERGY SAVING PRACTICES COMPARE TO OTHER COUNTRIES
Despite facing one of the worst power catastrophes in the world, South African households are in general not efficient when it comes to conserving energy.
“South Africans are a ‘reactive’ consumer group rather than a ‘proactive’ one” according to an expert from savingenergy.co.za. “Compared to global benchmarks we are probably behind, however, this would be compared to 1st world nations such as those in Europe and the US.”
SIX WAYS TO SAVE
The experts advise on how new technology and improvements around the house can reduce your electricity bill. Some of these tips include tracking your usage, optimization and conservation, and changing your mind-set.
Read the full article on Hippo.co.za’s website and learn how you can save money on your monthly electricity bill while reducing your carbon footprint.