NamPower: Energy Saving Tips

June 10, 2014, 10:44am

Energy saving Tips


Never use the stove or hot plate as a heater

The size of the pot should match the size of the stove plate

Rather use a pressure cooker when preparing food that normally takes a long time to cook


Electric heaters that are controlled by thermostats are more energy effecient

Only use heaters in rooms that are occupied


A geyser accounts for up to 40% of your electricity bill

Ensure that the thermostat is set to no more than 55 degrees celcius

Wrapping your geyser in an insulating blanket can reduce power consumption by half


Only boil the amount of water that you need

Keep the kettle's element clean by boiling vineger to remove lime scale build up

Light Bulbs

Replace conventional bulbs with Compact Flourescent Lights (CFL)) or Light-Emitting Diode (LED) light bulbs where possible. These light bulbs provide the same amount of light while using much less electricity and they last longer

Always switch off lights when leaving a room


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