How to Save on Energy at Home

Apr 5, 2024

Assessing Your Energy Consumption

Before making any changes, it’s crucial to understand your current energy usage. Review your energy bills and consider a home energy audit. This audit will reveal areas where you’re losing energy and suggest where improvements can be made.

Simple Changes for Big Impact

Energy-Efficient Lighting

Switching to LED bulbs can significantly reduce your energy consumption. LEDs last longer and consume less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, making them a cost-effective and environmentally friendly choice.

Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats can learn your schedule and temperature preferences, making automatic adjustments to save energy. They can be controlled remotely, ensuring that your home is comfortable when you need it to be and energy-efficient when you don’t.

Leveraging Renewable Energy

Solar Power Solutions

Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity, offering a clean, renewable energy source for your home. Consider installing solar panels and solar water heaters to reduce reliance on traditional energy sources. These solutions not only lower your carbon footprint but can also provide significant savings on energy bills.

Green Energy Providers

If solar panels are not an option, consider switching to a green energy provider. These companies supply electricity generated from renewable sources, such as wind and solar power, contributing to a greener grid.

Reducing Energy Consumption

Insulation and Weatherproofing

Proper insulation and sealing leaks are vital in maintaining energy efficiency in your home. Insulating walls, attics, and floors and sealing doors and windows can prevent heat loss, thereby reducing the need for excessive heating or cooling.

Energy-Efficient Appliances

Investing in energy-efficient appliances can greatly reduce your energy consumption. Look for appliances with high energy star ratings, indicating they meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the government.

Engaging with Technology for Sustainability

Incorporate home energy management systems and smart appliances into your household. These technologies provide real-time insights into your energy use, allowing you to make informed decisions to reduce consumption.

The Role of Lifestyle Changes

Adopt daily habits that conserve energy. Simple actions like reducing water use, unplugging electronics when not in use, and being conscious about your consumption can collectively have a significant impact on energy savings and environmental preservation.

Our guarantee

With extensive experience and certification by New Zealand Master Electricians, we are the trusted solar energy systems provider for Kiwi homes and businesses. With the highest level of compliance available in solar installation, we only work with products covered by a manufacturer’s warranty and we guarantee all our workmanship.

Our commitment

Vital Solar is a proud member of SEANZ, the Sustainable Energy Association of New Zealand.

SEANZ is an independent organisation that works hard to drive our sustainable energy future, leading the promotion, support and innovation of solar PV and energy storage technologies.

Because we’re members of SEANZ, we work to a strict SEANZ Code of Conduct. It also means you can apply for financing from your bank for solar energy systems from Vital Solar.

From start to finish, our solar journey with Vital Solar has been superb. We did extensive research and obtained 5 quotes before (easily) deciding on Cam, Maryann and the Vital Solar team. Cam (MD) is highly knowledgeable about all matters solar, and patiently answered all our questions. (Ours is a tricky South facing site, so there were many questions). Maryann was super helpful and kept the ball rolling with logistics and other queries. We decided to get Sun Power panels with Enphase microinverters and two Enphase IQ 5P batteries. Vital Solar’s installation and service team (including Sam and Keenan) was very professional, helpful and tidy. After the installation was complete, Maryann also helped us get the grid connection sorted. Such great people! We did our solar due diligence, and recommend the Vital Solar team very highly. Thank you guys!😊💯
Suki Harding
Suki Harding
For our small installation onto our villa the discussion, ongoing communication, installation, and final product was all excellent. We highly recommend this company
Tom Robinson
Tom Robinson
Vital Solar are awesome. They will listen to what you want, and educate you where necessary so that you can get a system that works best for you and your home. They take pride in their work and do a tidy job with quality equipment. I had a few extra requests such as a Solar hot water power diverter, and that was provided and installed with no hassle. I've asked for more information about extras (e.g. batteries) since the install, and have received friendly advice and follow up. I would recommend them over the big guys who you will either never hear back from, or they will quote something from their computer without even visiting your site.
Ryan Maxwell
Ryan Maxwell
Cannot recommend highly enough. Vital Solar took the time to understand our issues and come back with excellent information- waaayyyyyy more information than the original installer had ever shared. Which meant we could make good decisions. GREAT service, fantastic communication and just lovely individuals to work with. Highly recommended.
sandy pearson
sandy pearson
Cameron and Maryann are engaged and knowledgeable. Dealing directly with the owner is a distinct advantage, and the fact that Cameron visited and assessed the site before quoting was a key point in our choosing Vital Electric.
Alan Merry
Alan Merry
Had vital come through for a consult, and ended up going with an Enphase system, knowledge with the whole process and incredibly happy with total install.They truly went above and beyond my expectations a awesome crew
Andrew Dick
Andrew Dick
Vital Solar really know their stuff. I appreciated the education on solar as part of the sales process. The Vital Solar installation team, in their Vital Solar uniforms, were professional and kept us well informed as the installation progressed. Having a 25 year guarantee backs up the quality of both the product and the service from Vital Solar, giving us peace of mind. It's been worth paying a bit more with Vital Solar than some of the other providers we approached, to get quality. We're delighted with our new system. Did someone say power prices just went up again - not for us. Thanks Vital Solar.
David Schischka
David Schischka
Cam and his team at Vital Solar were recommended through a mutual friend. Definitely made the right choice to go with them for our residential PV install. A pleasure to deal with.
Luke Gowing
Luke Gowing

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