An enthusiastic approach to energy efficiency and sustainability
at mhs homes has led to success in the improvements and
developments we have made.
We have actively encouraged energy efficient measures in our
homes through heating, insulation, energy efficient lighting and
the installation of solar panels to heat water.
For further information read the mhs homes environmental policy
and mhs homes environmental
Here are some suggestions as to how you can make a difference
and save money at the same time!
Turn your lights off when the room is empty
Fit an energy saving light bulb it will last ten times longer
than an ordinary bulb
Switch off electrical appliances when not in use and avoid
leaving them on standby, power adapters can now be bought which can
do this for you automatically
Turn your central heating thermostat down by 1 degree, it could
save up to 10% on your fuel bills
Shut fridge and freezer doors and defrost regularly it will help
improve them run more efficiently
Always try to have a full load of washing in washing machines,
dishwashers or tumble driers, if not try an economy or half load
Use a water butt to collect rain water for watering the
Use a water saver in your toilet to conserve water such as:
Hippo or Flush Saver Bags
Turn off the tap when washing your teeth
Arrange for leaking/dripping taps to be repaired
Fit draught excluders especially over letter boxes
As a gold service member the handyman service may be able to
assist with some of the above ideas.
Medway Council website as more information about what you
can and can't recycle?