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Save money by reducing your geyser’s consumption of electricity

26 August 2021 3:15 PM
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Stellenbosch University
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Pippa Hudson interviews Prof Thinus Booysen of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at Stellenbosch University.

Your geyser almost certainly uses more electricity than any other device in your home.

It typically consumes about 30% of the household total.

Pippa Hudson interviewed Professor Thinus Booysen of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at Stellenbosch University, who has been doing research into the electricity consumption of geysers (scroll up to listen).

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Booysen looked into the four most common strategies for using less electricity:

  • Turning it on and off

  • Lowering the set water temperature

  • Reducing the volume of hot water used

  • Installing thermal insulation

Click here you want to run simulations on possible savings.




26 August 2021 3:15 PM
Tags:
Stellenbosch University
Electricity
Personal finance
Pippa Hudson
Thinus Booysen
geyser
save money
making ends meet
Lunch with Pippa Hudson
use less electricity

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