Did you know that your geyser consumes the most electricity of any appliance in your home? Water heating is the single greatest electrical cost to most hotels, dormitories and private homes. There are a lot of myths around geysers and cost-saving techniques that can be employed to try and save on electricity.
In South Africa, we have an energy crisis where there is simply not enough coal generated power for all the citizens. While Eskom tries to deal with this problem we are left with load-shedding and constant calls to reduce our electricity consumption. One of the newest pieces of legislation pertaining to this is that when you have a new geyser installed, fifty percent of the power has to come from a renewable resource.
This is a great win for our country in terms of reducing our carbon emissions. This will also reduce your bill substantially, especially if using solar power.