For your home banner (with solar panels) - energy conservation tips

For Your Home

Making small changes around the home can return surprising benefits both financially and environmentally. Getting into new habits and considering your everyday interactions with appliances is something you can easily implement and look forward to the feel-good factor in return. 

Heating and Water:

  • Lower your thermostat by one degree – if your system allows you can do it 0.5 degrees at a time over the course of a couple of days
  • Set a timer on your heating. If you don’t already have one, get a smart system installed so that you can control your heating when you’re outside of your home
  • Lower your hot water temperature by one degree
  • Only have your water heating when you need it
  • Insulate your hot water tank and pipes to avoid losing heat and keep your water warmer for longer
  • Fix any leaks – if you notice a tap dripping or a radiator losing water, get it fixed by a professional
  • Get your boiler serviced annually to keep it in good working order and acting more efficiently
  • Get solar panels installed to heat your home and water for less and be more energy efficient

Appliances:

  • Find out the off-peak times for your tariff and use washing machines, dishwashers and other household appliances at those times
  • Keeping your fridge fuller can actually help to save energy
  • Don’t leave the door open for long periods of time on your fridge or freezer. It takes up more energy to get it back to its optimum temperature
  • If you’re boiling the kettle, only boil the amount of water that you need. The same applies for boiling water on the hob for cooking
  • Wash your clothes at a lower temperature – generally clothes wash well at 30 degrees, but some washing powders are effective at 20 degrees
  • Make sure you have a full load of washing, but don’t overload it. 
  • Lower the temperature of your dishwasher
  • Don’t overload your dishwasher but make sure there is a full load before you switch it on
  • Unplug appliances when they’re not in use – standby mode still uses energy
  • When replacing household appliances get ones with a higher energy rating, as it will save you money in the long run
  • Get a quote for solar panel installation from Mastertech, to help your home to be more energy efficient

Lighting:

  • Switch out old light bulbs for newer, energy efficient LED ones
  • Consider which rooms you could use lower wattage bulbs in
  • Turn off the lights in rooms that you are not using
  • If you have a light and a lamp in a room, consider if you need them both on at the same time
  • Use sensor lights that will only come on when someone is in a room. Or alternatively get lights with timers for rooms you know you won’t use at certain times of the day
  • Get solar panels installed to help your home to be more energy efficient

House:

  • Invest in insulating your home – make sure all spaces are covered including the walls and the attic 
  • Fit draft excluders to any windows or doors that have small gaps. Don’t forget the letter box if you have an open one on your front door.
Get in touch with the Mastertech team to find out what differences we can make for you and your home. 

Supporting you with sustainable solutions for your future.

Find more useful tips below: 

house icon

For Your Home

Follow these quick tips to save energy at home – from heating to lighting and everything in between.

business icon

For Your Business

These tips will help you to be more energy efficient in the office or in your facility, reducing your carbon footprint and lowering your bills.

EV icon

For Your Car

If you’re driving an electric car or hybrid vehicle, here are a few handy tips on how to get the most out of your EV.

solar icon

For Your Solar Panels

You can save money and conserve energy with solar panels. These quick tips will help you get the most energy from them.