So why not invest in a geyser blanket?
What is a geyser blanket?
The geyser blanket is a cloth that is used to snuggle the geyser and to reduce its negative impact on your electricity bill.
The water temperature of a geyser decreases by 1ºC every hour. Therefore, energy is used up to preserve the warmth of the geyser.
The blanket has a steel casing that insulates the geyser against excess loss of heat. This enables the geyser to keep water hot for a longer period of time.
This results in the saving of energy and, ultimately, few hundreds of rand!
The geyser blanket is believed to save up to 10%-20% of hot water electricity per month.
How to install a geyser blanket
Cut out parts of the blanket for pipes and brackets
Wrap the blanket around the geyser
Join blanket edges and cuts with sealing tape. Ensure the entire exterior of the geyser is covered
Fit the covers of the side onto the geyser
Wrap the outlet pipe with an insulation strip
The installation process of the geyser blanket is vital in ensuring that it reaches its optimal saving potential. The installation is once-off for the geyser’s entire lifetime.
How much does a geyser blanket cost?
The cost of geyser blankets varies between R100 – R500.
Insulating the hot water pipes in addition to the geyser will also save more energy and money.
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