Energy prices are on the rise and the hot summer temperatures are not making it easy. Finding ways to decrease your energy bill and save money is an important aspect of home ownership. Blue & Green Tomorrow recently did an article on Energy Saving Steps for your home appliances. You can read them below here:
1. Choose Energy-Efficient Appliances
The model of appliance you use will have a significant impact on how efficient it is. Older equipment is generally less energy-efficient and may even contain substances that are now banned for environmental reasons.
That’s one reason that, if you can afford to, getting a new appliance can help you reduce your energy use. When choosing a new model, look for ratings from organizations such as ENERGY STAR and select the model with the best score you can.
2. Turn Them Off When Not in Use
Another smart step to take is turning off your appliances when you’re not using them, unless it’s something that stays on all the time like a refrigerator. This tip seems like common sense but is often forgotten.
If you have your HDTV on for four hours a day, you’ll probably spend about $41 in electricity to run it each year. Some people, though, habitually leave their TV on nearly all the time. This pattern could result in significantly higher energy usage. Even standby mode or similar settings use a small amount of power.
Unplug appliances or electronic items when you’re not using them. This could apply to microwaves, laptops and much more.
3. Use Cold Water
For appliances that use water, cold is always the more energy-efficient option. When you opt for cold water, you eliminate the need to use energy to heat it, which can result in substantial energy savings.
Using cold water for your laundry is an easy way to utilize this tip. Your laundry detergent will clean your items just as well. You can also switch to cold showers or at least cooler ones.
For more energy saving tips for your home and appliances you can visit the source article for this blog here.