Even if you aren’t interested in the go green initiative, saving on energy bills could be catching. After all, dreading the electricity bill is no fun. What would be a dream come true is being able to spend some of that cash on things you really want to buy. That’s where eco-friendly kitchen appliances are making waves as they help cut down wastage of energy and lower those bills.
The cold shoulder
Refrigerators can account to up to fifteen percent of overall energy use. The Energy Star label is an easy way to find out how energy efficient your buy is. A word of caution though as each model has its own variation and some tend to need double the energy to work on. If you think small fridges mean less energy, think again. Stacking them to the brim only makes them go on overdrive mode. The fridge size should suit your needs.
Buying a large double door refrigerator for storing just a bit of stuff or merely as a style statement is folly as it has more space that has to be cooled. Models with freezers situated at the top tend to consume less energy than the side by side or bottom freezer variety. Before buying a fridge, do some homework on it.
Add-ons cost more
All those innovative modern looking touches escalate costs on your monthly energy bills. An ice maker may sound nice in theory and advertisement but do you really need it? Ice trays work well unless you are a serious home party animal. Ice makers need a lot of energy which translates into a gut wrenchingly high bill. The in-door ice dispensers and water dispensers too increase the energy consumption by almost fifteen percent.
Common sense too works wonders
Keep your refrigerator away from direct sunlight or heat sources like the microwave and stove can help it stay cool using less energy. Before you stack things in the fridge, let them cool down a bit and try not to unnecessarily open the fridge door.
Dishwashers can be real savers
Dishwashers with Energy Star labels are real savers. No heat drying and energy saving options help maximize results with low energy consumption. Booster heat models to help dissolve soap faster. Try not to run them half empty as full load saves more. In case a heavy duty job isn’t needed, go for light washes and try to hand dry dishes as the drying option is heavy on energy consumption. Scrape away food debris and use the rinse option to save water.
Smaller ovens eat less energy. The models with fans help reduce cooking time and many have self-cleaning facilities that maintain oven temperatures. As in the case of the fridge, avoid excess door opening and use oven light to check food progress instead.
Modern Cook tops
Magnetic cook tops are the most efficient as they transfer heat directly to the pan and heat can be adjusted. However, you need cookware suited to conduct heat though another plus point is that cook tops are cool and so no burns. If you want to get the best of your gas or electric model, try covering dishes instead of leaving them open.
About The Author
Charles is an electrician who believes that like other rooms in the house, bathroom lighting too is very important. Since bathroom being a wet place bathroom ceiling light is of utmost preference. Beautiful bathroom ceiling and bathroom wall lights will surely décor your bathroom as well as render a perfect clarity to do bathing stuff.