Home Appliances Energy Saving Tips : Minimize Consumption By Half

Amid this recession everyone is looking quite exhausted and tired. Undoubtedly, money helps a human being keep running in the same fashion as a gas does to machines and automobiles or electricity does to home appliances.

Thus, there is no wonder if somebody is looking for some definite methods which may help to minimize the holes in the wallets.

Amazingly enough, the strategies and methods to save some important bucks are pretty much easier to devise than you might have ever thought. And these are nothing but starting from your consumer appliances only.

Have you ever thought that how much does it cost when you use your home appliances not carefully enough? Believe it or not, only a certain amount of careful approach while you run your consumer appliances will help you save a whopping 40-50 percent of your total energy consumption.

See here we go!

Learn To Cover : You can save a handsome amount of energy only if you never keep your pots uncovered while using stoves. A covered pot cooks fast which helps you save substantial energy. Also, use only those pots which come with 'sandwich bottom.' Such pots consume less energy so you can cook at a low temperature too.

Postpone Pre-heating : Most of us have developed a poor habit of pre-heating every time we turn on the ovens. Doing so frequently with this home appliance turns out to be too expensive.

Thus shun this habit of pre-heating until and unless it is too important while cooking. Try to buy an oven which is equipped with air circulation mode. Such a mode is helpful enough to save considerable energy.

Read The Temperature : Never use your freezers and refrigerators out of a “chilling” impulse. Don't think that lowering the internal temperature of these home appliances will give you an enhanced service. Contrarily, doing so may backfire with increased power bill.

Consumer appliances such a freezers and refrigerators work best with an internal temperature of 18 C and 7 C respectively. Also use moderate temperature while washing greasy dishes in a dishwasher. If the dishes are not greasy, then washing dishes on low temperature, or manually, saves noticeable energy.

Sleep, Don't Stand : I still wonder why people prefer to keep their consumer appliances in stand-by modes though switching off the appliances requires no extra effort.

Don't they know that even a half-sleeping household appliance consumes energy, though the amount is a meager one? So whether it is your DVD player or TV or any other entertainment appliance, switch it off completely.

Go Near The Nature : Whenever you find that there is no extreme weather, then go to your windows and turn them wide open. Let the outer air come in and see that you don't require the AC anymore. If it is very hot or cold outside, you have to keep the windows shut, of course.

However, using transparent and colorless window glasses can help you save a lot of energy as such glasses allow enough natural light to creep in. However, in the nights use CFL or LED light bulbs.

Shower Power : Having a bath in a tub needs more water than doing so under a shower. Thus if you leave the habit of bathing in a tub, you may save not enough water only but considerable amount of energy too. Surely, filling the bathtub up to its edges consumes extra energy, we know well.

Some More : Get ensured that your freezer is 60-65 percent full. Experts say that a refrigerator without icebox saves 15-18 percent energy. Use washing machines and dishwashers only when you are sure that the dirty clothes and dishes will be enough to fill them 100 percent.

Doing so will save much energy. Avoid using dryers and use your courtyard to dry the clothes. So try these easy tips and tricks when you use your consumer appliances next time and save sufficient energy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These are some good tips, and very diverse. The one I like the most is cutting back on the standby power of appliances. You can use smart power strips and make a big difference on the phantom electricity waste.