Save electricity with a geyser blanket

It is estimated that between approximately 20% - 40% of household electricity consumption is used up on hot water.

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

Step 1

Cut out parts of the blanket for pipes and brackets

Step 2

Wrap the blanket around the geyser

Step 3

Join blanket edges and cuts with sealing tape. Ensure the entire exterior of the geyser is covered

Step 4

Fit the covers of the side onto the geyser

Step 5

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.

Final tips

Insulating the hot water pipes in addition to the geyser will also save more energy and money.


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