Increases in fuel costs, Eskom tariff increases and a projected rise in consumer price inflation is enough to make anyone’s head spin. That’s why we’ve put together a list of ways you can reduce your household costs.
– Use your water meter: Monitor your water usage by checking your water meter regularly. If you notice an abnormal increase, you may have a leak on your property.
– Reduce your water flow: You can install aerators on your existing taps to reduce the water flow, or if you’re installing new taps, toilets or appliances, make sure they’re water-efficient.
– Water-wise plants: Convert your garden to a water-wise landscape by planting succulents and other water-wise plants.
– Garden watering: Avoid watering your garden in the heat of the day, to reduce the amount of water evaporation. You can also reduce your reliance on municipal water by installing and registering a borehole.
For a comprehensive list of water-saving tips for your home or business, visit www.capetown.gov.za/SaveWater
– Change your lightbulbs: Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs or LED lights.
– Reduce your geyser temperature: Turning your geyser temperature down from 70°C to 60°C can reduce your bill by 5%.
– Switch to a prepaid electricity meter: Prepaid meters give you better control over your electricity usage, and you can better monitor your monthly usage. Upgrade to a prepaid electricity meter.
– Stop buying electricity in bulk: When you buy electricity in bulk, you can move into a higher usage tier, which costs more per unit.
Find out how you can save electricity in your home and business.
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