Leading a more environmentally friendly lifestyle is something many of us try to do on a regular basis in order to keep our planet as clean as possible while minimizing waste. Many of us know the basic things that can be done to ‘Go Green’, like recycling, turning off electronic devices when you leave a room, and trying to reduce the overall amount of waste we create.
We are here to give you a few tips that can be incorporated at home to help you take the extra step in ‘Going Green’, and that can be done with your household appliances. When your appliances are used in the most efficient way possible, you can save water, electricity, gas, and even more. Efficiently using your appliances can also save you money, so why not try to ‘Go Green’ while saving yourself some green?
These household tips can be incorporated right away, and with Earth Day less than a week away on April 22nd, this is the perfect time to make these small changes to help out our planet.
Electric Range / Oven
If you have an electric range or cooktop, be conscious of your pots and pans. When cooking on the stove, make sure you are using a properly sized pot or pan for the burner. For example, if you use a 6-inch pot on an 8-inch burner, you will waste over 40 percent of the burner’s heat! This is such an easy thing to pay attention to that will help you save energy.
Cut back on your dryer usage. Not all clothes need to be put in the dryer. You can hang up most (or all) of your clothes on a line outside or inside to dry. Your dryer uses the second highest amount of energy in your home out of all your appliances (your fridge is first), so even if you eliminate dryer usage part of the time, you’ll save money and cut down on a large amount of energy.
Want to reduce the amount of trash that ends up in landfills? Start using your garbage disposal more often, and if you don’t have one, get one!
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Only run your dishwasher when there is a full load. It is a waste of water and energy running your dishwasher when it’s not full.
Your refrigerator is constantly running, so naturally it uses the most energy out of all the appliances in your home. Please do not go unplugging your refrigerator to try saving energy. Your food will spoil and that it wasteful. One thing you can do to save energy with your refrigerator is to let your foods cool first before you put them inside. Hot foods will make the refrigerator work harder, so let them cool first before putting them in there.
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