With winter passing, energy costs ate up a chunk of your household budget. Luckily spring brings some relieve and the perfect opportunity to get your home ready for a brand new energy-efficient season.
Here are a few energy saving tips you can use to conserve energy this season:
1. Use natural ventilation and sunlight
Why not value what is free. Especially for those of you living in areas with cooler, fresh evenings, it makes sense to leave the windows open and let the breeze cool your home naturally instead of using the aircon. Same goes for using sunlight instead of light globes during the day.
2. Set your thermostat
IF you do use the air conditioner, don’t be reckless with the temperatures. Ideally, the smaller the difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures, the less it’s likely to cost you. So setting the thermostat at a temperature way lower than the normal temperature can crank up your bill considerably.
3. Line dry your laundry
With bright sunshine making its way back into South Africa, it would be truly pointless to spend electricity units on a dryer. You could save a lot of energy by simply line drying your clothing in the spring sunshine.
4. Cook outside more
On warmer spring days, keep the heat out of your home by using an outdoor grill instead of cooking on the oven and the stove. This can greatly assist in reducing your consumption.
5. Short showers/baths instead of long ones
Long showers in the spring or summer time isn’t completely necessary, as the weather outside already warms you up. The geyser should be given some time out, as we all know, the geyser is the main culprit in terms of energy consumption.
There are plenty more tips and tricks available that will help you shave of some ZAR’s from your electricity expenses this Spring/Summer time and we welcome and encourage this!