Many of us have an old chest freezer or our old fridge from when we bought our shiny new fridge for the kitchen. Now it has been banished to the garage to keep a few block of ice and keep our drinks cold, or just in case we need more cold beer. But how much… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Cut the current
Every month I pour R350 down the drain; and I’m sure you do to. That’s how much I spend on heating water for showers, washing dishes. Geysers and Hot water are a great place to focus any energy-saving measures as for most homes it’s the single biggest spender. This post helps you work out how much… Read more »
If you’re looking at reducing your electricity bill lots of people will tell you: “Unplug your chargers/transformers when not charging items, as they still draw power. These include cell phone, digital camera, battery and cordless hand vacuum/tool chargers.” This is one of the the ‘easy’ ways lots of people think they can reduce their energy… Read more »
It was a dark and stormy night and not a creature stirred across the entire Cape of Good Hope. Children were wrapped up tightly in their beds and grandpa snorred in the chair. No-one knew what was about to occur… no-one could guess what tragedy was about to befall them.
Because 70% of South African homes are prepaid and everyone is an ‘inclining block tariff’ – i.e. you pay more as you buy more electricity – many South Africans really don’t understand what their electricity usage costs them. One day you spend R500 on electricity and get 560 units, another time you pay R500… Read more »