With the high cost of electricity in Zimbabwe now, one of the leading causes of squabbles between tenants and landlords is the issue of the topping up electricity.
When the power has run out, people start accusing each other of unfairness. They also start suspecting each other of secretly doing things that consume more power – like cooking mazondo, beans or makuru.
As long as people share Zesa prepaid meter, these squabbles are not avoidable and will always be the order of the day when power runs out.
Fortunately, there’s a solution. Split electricity prepaid meters ensure that everyone consumes only the power they have paid for.
Split meters can easily be installed for separate rooms within the same building. They can also be installed for separate buildings within the same stand.
A leading company in the supply and installing of prepaid split meters Power Electricity Prepaid Split Meters, has said that Zimbabweans are finding that split meters solve fairness problems, but they also result in the consumption of less electricity by everyone.
Said Mr. Herbert Chibhememe, director at Power Electricity Prepaid Split Meters
“Any property using split meters definitely uses less electricity because people are mindful of their consumption. This is unlike the situation where bills are shared equally regardless of differences in consumption. People become responsible users of power and this is good for everyone.”