Household appliances make up about 13% of your energy costs. There are a lot of things you can do to save energy in your home. I hope to provide you with some tips to cut your cost by using energy saving hacks for appliances.
This is definitely a good place to start. It will not only save you energy but ultimately it will save you money as well. Dryers tend to use the most energy in terms of appliances so if you have to pick one appliance to swap out, the dryer is a good place to start.
Washer and Dryer Hacks
As mentioned before the dryer uses a lot of energy and the washer does as well. To save energy on these appliances be sure to wash full loads of laundry. If you don't have a full load to wash if you can reduce the amount of water used on that cycle. Wash and dry multiple loads of laundry at one time so that the dryer doesn't cool down and have to reheat each time. Try not to over dry your clothing. Over drying clothes sucks a lot of energy that you don't need to be using.
Oven and Stove Efficiency
To keep your cooking efficient be sure to keep the oven door closed. Each time the oven door is opened the temperature drops significantly and it takes a lot of energy to get back to that original temperature. You can also turn off your oven and stove when your food is almost ready and the heat that is already there can finish cooking your food and you can save that extra bit of energy. Another easy tip is to match your pot size to the burner. If you are using a small pot on a big burner you are unnecessarily losing energy.
If you have a power-save switch on your fridge, use it! This can save you a lot of energy without even knowing it. One tip that a lot of people don't know is to dust your fridge and the coils behind the refrigerator. This will keep your refrigerator running smoothly and efficiently. To make sure your freezer is running efficiently make sure it is full. A full freezer uses less energy than a full one so be sure to fill it up.