Stretch your electricity budget

Follow these six tips to make sure you meet your power needs this winter.

21 July 2019 | Life Style

“Many cost-conscious consumers who have converted to prepaid electricity to cut their energy bills, are still spending excessively in winter due to increased electricity usage during colder months and increased tariffs,” says Elzita Beukes, Communication Manager at FNB Namibia.

Here she shares six tips on how consumers can lower their electricity bills this winter:

• Lighting - always use energy efficient lights and avoid switching on lights in rooms that you aren't using at night.

• Gas - consumers that use gas heaters and stoves can reduce their electricity bills substantially in winter. Although converting to gas may require a large investment initially, consumers will save in the long term.

• Geyser - the bulk of electricity in most households is consumed by geysers, especially in winter when it is much colder. Installing a geyser timer to manage consumption during peak times can help consumers to save.

• Refrigerator - old fridges generally use more electricity than new ones as they work harder to maintain cool temperature. Consider servicing or replacing your old fridge to save on electricity costs.

• Appliances on standby mode - appliances that are not completely switched off and remain on standby mode such as the TV, decoder, and microwave, collectively consume a lot of electricity at the end of the month.

• Pool - cover your pool in winter when you are not using it as pool pumps and filters use a lot of electricity to keep it clean.

“With electricity costs on the increase, it has become imperative for consumers to continuously look for practical ways to reduce their consumption. Any form of saving can go a long a way in helping everyone cope in these tough times.

“To help you save time and money, we encourage all our customers to purchase their pre-paid electricity via online banking, cellphone banking, eWallet, at an FNB ATM or on the FNB App. It is easy, fast, efficient and free of bank charges. Moreover, you can choose prepaid electricity denominations between N$50 and N$1 000 and the money is debited directly from your account” Beukes concludes.

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