With these measures we have implemented we have, when compared to last year's electricity figures, been saving roughly 8 - 9 kw / day. That equates to a cost of approximately ZAR300.00 a month - HALF our electricity account!
What has it cost us? ZAR169.00 for 9 kgs of LPG which is still going strong after being in use for over 10 weeks!!!! A financial saving of a minimum of ZAR216.00 / month. And, eco-saving... less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, less demand on the power supplier, instant cooking heat, and cooking and room heating happening simultaneously.
|My two plate gas stove|
|RSon's baby barbecue - perfect for baking bread,|
roasting Chickens, whatever else I would normally
use an oven for.
Killing two birds with one stone!
But, on Monday we forgot to switch off the geyser once we had finished showering...
... and I only discovered it on Tuesday morning when I went to switch on the geyser.
My Owl electricity monitor showed an electricity consumption of 27.635 kw! For Monday only! Considering we have been using, on average 17 - 19 kw /day, that is hectic!
We have also used slightly more electricity this month than last month - probably because the weather is colder.
Last month we used 587.65 kw - an average of 19.58 / day :
|The lower figure in the bottom right corner in the|
consumption for April
And last month (up to 12 noon on the 31/7/2011), we used 631.79 kw...
|Bottom lower right hand corner again|
... an average of 21.05 kw / day
I feel terrible that I wasted 9-odd kw of energy - just by forgetting to switch the geyser off!
And, I have to say, I would find it difficult to live without my Owl LOL Information at a glance - who could ask for more?