Be Geyser Wise – save energy, save money
Geysers are a major factor in energy usage especially in the Winter when they lose heat faster and you use more heating around the house.
Saving energy and therefore, money, is a high priority for most businesses and households and as the increasing cost of electricity soars we will be forced to adopt new energy consumption habits.
There are a number of ways to save energy in your home and office but geysers are the number one consumer of electricity in most cases accounting for up to 43% of the bill.
There are several approaches which will help you save energy from being used by your geyser and enable you to cut your electricity bill while still enjoying the benefits.
1. Fit a geyser blanket
2. Insulate all exposed hot water piping with thermal pipe lagging which will slow down and reduce heat loss
3. Reset your geyser to 65 – 70 degrees Celsius if you live in snowy, frosty areas and even lower at the coast where temperatures don’t drop so radically.
4. Remember to turn your geyser down during Summer months but never below 50 degrees Celsius as this promotes bacteria growth inside.
5. Check the thermostat regularly as excessive limescale can develop in hard water areas causing the geyser to heat up to a higher temperature than the thermostat indicates creating excessive costs for you.
7. Run hot water first when filling a basin or bath. That way you don’t have to keep topping it up but simply add the cooling water.
8. Get everyone to start showering as it uses less water than a bath.
9. Wash up by hand and only run the dishwasher when totally full up
10. Keep your geyser in tip top condition and have them checked regularly by a professional.
11. Its cheaper to keep your geyser on a lower temperature than to turn it on and off all day. Get the right setting with energy saving timers.
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