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3 ways to use your geyser more efficiently (and save money)

Your shower works - with hot water - and so do the running taps in the rest of your home. But are you using them in the most efficient way possible?

(Also read our article: 7 top energy-saving tips for Capetonian electricity users)

Richard Bailie, Auditor for the Plumbing Industries Registration Board, suggests that small changes to how one uses their geyser can make big changes to their pocket.

He looked into three different ways that households can reduce their water and electricity wastage while cutting down on the monthly bill at the same time.

Listen to the full conversation (with John Webb standing in) on CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Three top tips for efficient geyser use:

  • Insulate your hot water pipes or fit in a geyser blanket to prevent heat loss and electricity wastage.

  • Reduce the temperature of your geyser by turning the thermostat temperature control down to between 55°C and 60°C.

  • Switch off the geyser when not in use. This can be done manually, or by investing in a set geyser timer.
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