These days The Beatles’ 1966 hit “Taxman” resonates even more than it did in the 70’s. The fact is that all bills are expensive, but after last year’s electricity price hike, electricity bills will be even more painful this winter and the last thing you need is a surprise at the end of each month. The voice of the Beatles can easily be mistaken for that of our national electricity provider, when they sing: “Should five per cent appear too small, be thankful I don’t take it all.”

Loot offers a great solution from Efergy to help you save up to 20% on your household electricity bill.


The Elite Classic electricity monitor is simple to install and easy to use. A mini CT sensor is clipped on to the live feed of your breaker panel. A lead from the sensor and a mains adaptor are plugged into the energy transmitter, which then wirelessly sends real time data to the energy monitor. The monitor converts the data and displays the demand in kilowatts of energy being consumed at any given time.

The Elite Classic monitor can be programmed for various rates, ensuring that the cost of your energy is accurate. It updates every 6 seconds, to display how much energy is consumed in real time and how much it will cost if the ‘energy now’ load is maintained for a period of one day. It also displays your average energy usage per day, week and month and with the built-in memory function it is easy to track your energy usage and how it changes over time.

The Efergy Elite Classic Energy Monitor is available at Loot for a selling price of R949.00.