Less is more... Using less energy in your home means a lower electricity bill

Less is more... Using less energy in your home means a lower electricity bill

09:06, Tue, 09 Jun 2015

You can achieve this by adopting two energy saving habits:

  • Switch off all lights and appliances you do not need at any particular time day or night; and
  • Replace energy intensive lights and appliances with energy efficient alternatives

Eskom is dedicated to helping every household in South Africa use electricity wisely and with forethought … as a sure way of helping you reduce your monthly electricity bill. Being energy efficient and electricity smart, you - and thousands of other households across South Africa - will help Eskom to keep on powering your world … today, tomorrow and into the future.

Know your appliances and how much energy they use as a percentage of your overall monthly energy usage

Every electrical appliance needs a certain amount of energy to work; this amount depends on the wattage of the appliance and the number of hours it works; for example:

  • A 200 watt television, switched on for 60 hours per month, accounts for 12 000 watt-hours (12kWh) of the total kWh you use per month - this would cost you approximately R14.64 a month (at a tariff of R1.22/kWh)
  • On the other hand, an electrical element geyser, providing hot water for a family or four, uses a hefty 410 to 450 kWh per month – this would cost you approximately R509.96 to R549.00 a month (at a tariff of R1.22/kWh)


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