How to save on your electricity bill

You’ve probably noticed that your electricity bill is one of those expenses that can easily get out of hand, especially during the winter months. This alone is a good enough reason to save on your electricity usage (and your electricity bill). But, here in South Africa, we have another reason too. With the country’s power supply struggling to meet everyone’s needs, we all need to do our part to save electricity and reduce the demand on the national grid. Here, we list several ways to both cut energy costs and help avoid load shedding.

WHAT’S USING THE MOST ELECTRICITY IN YOUR HOME

You can’t manage what you don’t understand, and that’s why the first step towards effectively reducing your electricity usage is understanding how electricity is used in your home. This is how the average South African household’s electricity is distributed: