How to Efficiently Use Your Home Appliances 

» Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Home Appliances | 0 comments

Home energy costs always seem to be rising, which is why a lot of people nowadays are looking for smart and simple ways on how to cut on energy usage around the house. Since a lot of home appliances consume energy, the best place to begin is through reducing the energy use of your home appliances.  

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In this article, we have listed some of the most important ways on how to cut down on the usage of your home energy through using the appliances in your home in a more efficient manner. With these tips, you will also be able to increase the efficiency of your home appliance as well as save more money in the long run.  

When you cook small meals or dishes, you can choose small appliances such as microwaves, oven toasters, electric skillets, as well as crockpots as they use far lesser energy compared to a full oven range. In addition to that, when boiling water, you can use an electric kettle since it consumes much lesser energy when heating water compared to range top boiling methods.  

Aside from that, when you are running your dishwasher, you can use the energy saver method, or you can also switch to air dry all your dishes instead of using the heat dry. As a matter of fact, this alone can help you save up to twenty five percent of all your energy consumption for running your dishwasher efficiently. In addition to that, you should always run your dishwasher on a full load instead of the smaller load as it can only waste excess energy because of load distribution.  

Furthermore, you should also check that the seal of your fridge is airtight. You can be able to do this easily through sliding a paper in between the door of your refrigerator and closing it. If the paper slides out easily, then you will need to replace its seal, or maybe replace it with a new refrigerator. This is due to the fact that a leaky refrigerator can only waste too much money on excessive energy consumption and it will not also comply with all the energy requirements.  

It’s highly recommended that you use cold water when washing your clothes. This is because warm water does not get your laundry clean, however, it can increase your energy bill since your washing machine will require a lot of energy in order to heat the water. This is the reason why switching to cold water won’t only help you save money, but it will also be much gentler on fabric too, which means your linens and clothes will last longer.   

As much as possible, you should also avoid small loads of laundry. When you only laundry a small load, chances are you will waste energy and water. This is because a washing machine is specifically designed to utilize the same amount of resources or energy no matter how small or large the load is. You should wait until you have enough dirty clothes to fill the washer prior to running it in order to save on both energy and water use.   

Lastly, you should make sure that your HVAC unit is properly maintained in order for it to operate effectively and efficiently. Just like any other appliances in your home, experts recommend that you clean your air conditioning unit regularly and have it maintained properly by a qualified HVAC service provider.  

 

 

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