Do not leave your television set, DVD player, computer, printer and any other electrical appliance on standby mode, they still use up to 50% off their operation power. Rather switch them off at the power button. Don’t forget to unplug your cell phone charger after your phone has been charged or it will continue to draw power.
Irrigation of crops can be done during off peak periods (e.g. 22:00hrs – 05:00hrs) to reduce peak loads. Industrial and Commercial customers are encouraged to take advantage of the Time of Use Tariff effective between 22:00 and 05:00 hours for the following benefits:
It uses up to 39% of your monthly energy usage. Switch it off when not in use to reduce your energy demand. Insulate the geyser and water pipes. Fix all leaking hot water pipes. Switch to a solar geyser, as heating of water is by the Sun for free.
It uses less water compared to- bathing in a tub. Using less hot water means less work for the geyser. Use an aerated shower head as it uses less water.A typical bath uses about 75 litres of hot water, while a 5 minute shower with an energy efficient showerhead uses less than half of that.
Close your refrigerator door quickly to ensure that it doesn’t use extra power to get back to its optimal cooling level. Defrost fridge regularly as ice reduces efficiency and increases running costs.
Use extra clothes, blankets and hot water bottles to keep warm without using extra heaters.
Replace all your incandescent bulbs with energy saving Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs). Switch off lights in unoccupied rooms. Switch off security lights early in the morning and switch them on only at night. Use motion detectors or timers for outdoor security lighting.