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Check Your Energy Consumption With Electricity Monitors

South Africa has recently seen a significant hike in electricity tariffs and with winter in full swing, this means even more money spent. Many of us savvy savers or environmental warriors would like to be totally clued up on what appliances consume the most energy, how to monitor their energy consumption and what sustainable alternatives are available. Well here at, we are going to provide you with all that relevant information.

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One of the most effective and efficient ways of evaluating what appliances are using the most energy and how much, is by utilising an electricity monitor. has an extensive array of electricity monitors to suite any home. The way in which one could use an electricity monitor is; to first monitor the amount of electricity used, then switch off a specific appliance such as a geyser and monitor your electricity consumption and evaluate the amount of electricity saved.

 What Appliances Use The Most Electricity In Your Home?

  • Lights

Normal bulbs will use the least energy in your home, around 15 watts, but it’s good to note that although their energy consumption is low, they will be used more frequently adding to energy consumption.  LED lights which use an average of 6 watts, are a viable option to reduce electricity.


  • Refrigeration

Next is your refrigeration. On average the electricity consumption is around 400 watts. Again, although this may seem relatively low, it is running constantly.


  • Kitchen

The kitchen has many appliances that guzzle electricity. To put this statement into context:

-      A hotplate between 1500 -2000 watts

-      A dishwashing machine a staggering 2700

-      A coffee machine 1200 watts


  • Other House hold items

Other smaller household items also use a considerable amount of electricity but are not used frequently.

-      A hairdryer between 1500 and 2000 watts

-      A vacuum cleaner 1800


  • Water pumping

Water pumps use a significant amount of electricity and need to run for about 8 hours per day.

-      A swimming pool pumps uses on average 1200 watts

-      Borehole pump, 2000 watts.

These appliances and their energy consumption will vary slightly depending on the house, the appliance and the usage patterns. Two prominent environmental products that offer, are solar heating which harnesses power from the sun to warm water and solar panels that also harnesses power from the sun but converts this into energy to be used throughout the house.

6 thoughts on “Check Your Energy Consumption With Electricity Monitors”

  • Steve Bester

    Do you have a facility to test electric usage? I have clients who suspect that their power is tapped and need to monitor usage.

    • Zeke

      @Steve Bester Check out our range of electricity monitors here -

  • Willem

    I need to measure our geyser's electricity consumption on a daily basis. 3kw and 6kW geysers.

    Do have a solution that you can recommend?

    • Zeke

      Hi Willem

      Please view our electricity monitors here - These are ideal for measuring your electrical consumption on appliances.

  • Karen MacLaughlin
    Karen MacLaughlin September 19, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Good Day, I am looking for a meter that I can view usage for three separate buildings on one property Do you perhaps have such a meter?

    • Zeke

      Hi Karen, you can view and consider the following energy meter -

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