Home Energy Saving Tips For Major Appliances

Home Energy Saving Tips For Major Appliances


Consider some of these home energy saving tips and conservation ideas for your major household appliances. Appliances on average account for almost 20% of a home's total energy use. Appliances make our home lives so much easier.

In fact, it's safe to say life without them can seem somewhat unimaginable. But the average homeowner can take several steps to maximise energy efficiency when operating them. Here are home energy saving tips and conservation ideas to your major home appliances.

Home Energy Saving Tips For Major Appliances

• When washing clothes use shorter cycles if possible, try pre-soaking your loads in the washer before even starting the cycle. This will further maximise the cleaning benefits of a shorter washing cycle.

• Newer dishwashers have what's usually called booster heaters for hot water temperature settings. Make sure the temperature setting isn't higher than 120 degrees. Any setting higher than that would be needlessly wasteful.

• Consider pre-soaking pots, pans and dishes before even placing them in your dishwasher. This will allow for a cleaner rinse and a shorter and more energy efficient washing cycle.

• Once in a while check your refrigerators door seals. This can be done by closing the door on a single sheet of paper. I the paper falls or can be pulled out easily, replace the door seal or adhesive gasket.

• Familiarise yourself with your refrigerators cooling or condenser coils. These coils are usually found by removing the cover panel located at the bottom of the front side of a refrigerator. These coils are most efficient when clean and free of dust. Unplug your refrigerator and use a vacuum nozzle to remove dust about every year or so.

• If you have a self-cleaning oven, use the feature shortly after using the oven. Wait about 10 to 15 minutes after cooking or baking, less electricity or natural gas will be used to reheat the oven to the self-cleaning temperature.

• Avoid preheating your conventional oven. With the exception of baking, most foods don't really require pre-heating. If in doubt, leave the food in after the oven is turned off. The heat will be more than sufficient enough to make up for any preparation time missed by not pre-heating.

Considering that your major home appliances account for about 20% of your utility bills, adopting some of these tips and ideas would be a viable start to meeting your goals of household energy conservation. With that said, there's plenty of room for even further conservation and savings, without sacrificing your comfort. Consider adopting other energy saving tips and conservation ideas for your home.


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