“The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the lamb is its lamp.”

Hot water is responsible for  30% to 50% of the households electricity bill.

Here are some great ways to save electricity

  • Turn down your geyser temperature: the factory setting is way too high. Try it at 50 degrees Celsius and adjust as necessary
  • Put the geyser on a timer. Some people argue that it doesn’t save electricity – because it has to heat up again, but consider this: on average it takes 2 and a half hours to heat the water from 20 degrees Celsius to 65 degrees Celsius. When a geyser is switched off and stores its water at the thermostat set point, the temperature only drops by 10 degrees Celsius over 24 hours
  • Put on a blanket. You can buy one at the hardware or make one using an old duvet. This will keep the water hotter for longer.
  • Shorter showers. This not only saves water but also electricity needed to heat the water
  • Water saving shower heads do the same


Reflect on the gift of hot water

Eskom Geyser Fact Sheet 


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.