• Tips To Save Energy

    Today we have some priceless tips to save energy and maximise the potential and efficiency of your solar energy system:

Friday, 18th August 2023


Today we have some priceless tips to save energy and maximise the potential and efficiency of your solar energy system:


Monitor Energy Consumption:

Keep track of your energy consumption patterns using monitoring tools.

This will help you identify when you're using the most energy and adjust your habits accordingly.



Time Energy-Intensive Activities:

Plan energy-intensive activities, such as running appliances and charging devices, during daylight hours when your solar panels are generating the most power.


Use Energy-Efficient Appliances:

Invest in energy-efficient appliances that consume less electricity.

Look for appliances with Energy Star ratings to ensure they meet high energy efficiency standards.


appliance efficiency


Turn Off Lights and Appliances:

Make it a habit to turn off lights, electronics, and appliances when they're not in use.

Even though you have solar panels, minimizing unnecessary energy consumption helps optimize your savings.


Seal Drafts and Insulate:

Ensure your home is well-insulated and free from drafts.

Proper insulation can help maintain a comfortable indoor temperature, reducing the need for excessive heating or cooling.


Upgrade to LED Lighting:

Replace incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs, which consume significantly less energy and last longer.

This small change can have a positive impact on your overall energy usage.


Install a Programmable Thermostat:

A programmable thermostat allows you to set temperature schedules based on your daily routine, ensuring that your heating and cooling systems are not running unnecessarily.


Reduce Phantom Loads:

Phantom loads occur when devices continue to consume energy even when turned off.

Use power strips to easily disconnect multiple devices at once or unplug chargers and devices when not in use.


Maximize Natural Lighting:

Open curtains and blinds during the day to take advantage of natural sunlight, reducing the need for artificial lighting.


Maintain Solar Panels:

Regularly clean your solar panels to ensure they are free from dirt, dust, and debris.

Clean panels operate more efficiently and generate more electricity.



RJW solar health services


Consider Energy Storage:

If your solar panels generate more energy than you consume during the day, consider installing an energy storage system (such as batteries) to store excess energy for use during the night or cloudy days.

Contact us at RJW for more information on battery storage installations.


Optimize Appliance Settings:

Many appliances have energy-saving modes or settings.

Make sure to adjust settings on devices like computers, TVs, and washing machines to minimize energy usage.


Cook Efficiently:

Use smaller appliances like air fryers, microwaves and toaster ovens for cooking whenever possible, as they consume less energy than traditional ovens.


air fryer


Plant Shade Trees:

Strategically planting shade trees around your home can help reduce cooling costs by providing natural shade during hot periods.


Educate Family Members:

Ensure that all family members are aware of the importance of energy conservation.

Simple habits like turning off lights and being mindful of energy usage can collectively make a significant impact.



These tips to save energy will help to maximise the potential of your solar system and help to keep your utility bills at an all time low.

Remember that every small change you make adds up to larger energy savings over time.

By combining these tips with the power of your solar panels, you can make a positive contribution to both your wallet and the environment.