Lots of energy saving devices require big investments in upfront equipment. Solar Water Heaters, LED lights, Photovoltaics and Heat Pumps all require big expenditure to get going. They make up for that expense by saving you money in the long term. But how do you decide whether it is best to put your money into your… Read more »
Posts By: Rich Davies
From Wednesday, Petrol will be 45c per litre cheaper everywhere in South Africa. So if you’re not quite empty, then hold on until after Wednesday; and if you are, maybe don’t fill up all the way! http://www.fin24.com/Economy/Petrol-price-bonus-for-motorists-20141031 It works the same way for electricity too. If you’re on a domestic tariff, it may be MUCH… Read more »
Inspired by a forum post on mybroadband, I decided to dig into my history books and pull out what the old electricity tariffs were. It turns out that a house that was paying R500 per month in 2008, will be paying R2000 in 2018, but surprisingly it’s not always been price increases ever year.
With all the talk this week of Eskom being effectively bailed out by the government, you might have missed one killer detail. It’s not just future taxes that we’ll have to pay to keep Eskom going, but also we’ll be hit in the pocket in our electricity bills. Maybe as much as R12,000 extra on… Read more »
Saw a handy hint from the Citizen today – we may have just escaped Load Shedding this week, but tonight and Thursday could be tight: “Demand for Tuesday and Wednesday evening peak periods were expected to reach 32 830 MW while supply was expected to flounder at just under 32 300 MW – a hefty 530… Read more »