Monday March 23
Monday How old is your hot water heater? Insulate your hot water tank, energy efficient tanks should stay at a temp of 60⁰C
“The one to be cleansed shall then wash his clothes and shave off all his hair and bathe in water and be clean” Leviticus 14:8
Making use of geyser blankets in your home or office buildings is another great way to use saving energy techniques! What does a geyser blanket do exactly? Geyser blankets maximise heat retention. You can actually check how much heat your geyser is losing by simply placing your hand on the geyser. If you feel your geyser is warm, then you know it needs a geyser blanket because it is losing heat. Always use an insulation expert to install your geyser blanket. If it is not installed correctly, heat loss may still occur and it won’t help much with saving energy.
If you turn your geyser temperature down to 60 degrees C instead of leaving it atthe standard 70 degrees, you will notice a massive saving on electricity usage! Geysers use way more energy to maintain 70 degrees C! This way works best when your geyser has been insulated properly with a geyser blanket and pipe insulation.
Solar Water Heater
Having a solar water heater installed can drastically reduce power consumption at home and save a ton of electricity! Using a solar water heater can save up to two thirds of the total water heating cost you build up at home. The energy saving does vary though and if you are looking to achieve the best possible results, use a geyser timer. If you cannot install a solar water heater then a heat pump is another alternative to help with power consumption. You will get similar energy savings from a heat pump that you do from a solar water heater, but heat pumps haven’t been around for very long, so there is still testing needed to be done on them. They may need more maintenance than your typical solar water heater.
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