How to reduce your electricity bill over time with small changes

Light bulbs In  homes, all incandescent bulbs – mainly candle bulbs in chandeliers and bedside lights – can be changed to compact fluorescents (CFL). Payback on LED bulbs for lights that operate for approximately five hours per day is typically four to six months. Building a habit of switching off lights when a room is not occupied will also reduce consumption. It is worth taking a look at down lights too as many are still 40 to 45 watt bulbs. They can be replaced with 3W LED bulbs, which are…

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Why the lights might go off again

Eskom: Another expert explains why load shedding “will return in August” There seems to be a growing consensus among industry analysts that load shedding will make a return to South Africa next month, as Eskom limps forward. Now might be a good time to invest in some candles: The spectre of load shedding is on the horizon, according to Intellidex analyst Peter Attard Montalto. He’s the second expert within the last few weeks who has predicted another round of Eskom power cuts before the end of winter. Experts fear another…

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