geyser timers a money saving tip???...maybe for the consumers...but think what it does to the power monitor dial...red lines it!!!
now if eskom was smart they would offer a time of use tarrif...in other words if you set the timers for your swimming pool...A/C unit...geyser...jacuzzi etc etc to run during off peak times...they charge you a cheaper rate then during peak times charge you the normal rate...this would reduce the power useage during peak periods a win win situation for both consumer and supplier...cheaper rate for consumer and less power usage from supplier...we are being told every day there is not enough electricity...why not spread the load during the day and night.
so what you do is set the timer for your geyser to heat it up at 1500...fit a geyser blanket to retain the heat until you get home and get charged a cheaper rate for doing this...everyone is looking for ways to save electricity...at the moment everyone i knows has their geyser set from 1600 - 2000 and 4 am till 8 am....peak period so what does that do to to the power monitor...what is one of the highest power consumers...a geyser.
the way i see it a win win for everyone...so long as eskom doesnt rip a hole in the idea and charge penalities for peak periods rather cheaper rates for off peak periods.