We elaborate below energy saving measures for some home appliances. Refrigerators account for about 20% of household electricity use and could use more electricity than any other appliance in your home. New, efficient models use as little as half the electricity of older units.
A few measures for saving electricity are given below.
a.) Turn your refrigerator down. Use a thermometer to set your refrigerator temperature as recommended through the manufacturer. Check and vacuum dirty coils on the back or bottom front of your refrigerator at least double a year as they can make it work harder than essential.
b.) Do not leave the refrigerator door open any longer than absolutely essential. Cover liquids and wrap foods stored in the refrigerator. Uncovered foods release moisture and make the compressor work harder. And prevent putting hot foods directly into the refrigerator or freezer.
c.) Make sure your refrigerator door gaskets and seals are airtight and clean. Test them through closing the door over a piece of paper placed half in and half out of the refrigerator. If you could pull the paper out easily, the latch may need adjustment or the seal may need replacing. Choosing an energy-efficient washing machine and following a few easy tips could save you money on your electricity and water bills.
d.) Wash full loads or adjust the water level to fit the size of your load. Save up to 5% on water heating costs through washing and rinsing your clothes in cold water.
e.) Use a front loading washing machine. It uses less water and needs less energy. Front loading washing machines commonly decrease hot water use by 60% to 70% compared to typical machines. Set your clothes washer to the warm or cold water setting, not hot. A Switching from hot to warm for two loads per week could save a lot of CO2 per year if you have electric water heather. Choose a washer which offers plenty of choices for an energy saving wash. The ability to change load size and water temperature can save you money.
Save on your water bills and electricity when you use dish washers through following a few simple tips given below.
1. Wash full loads of dishes in the dishwasher; this actually uses less water and energy than washing them in the sink.
2. Choose the "energy saver" characteristics for the drying cycle, or let the dishes air dry. Not using heat in the drying cycle can save 20% of your dishwasher's total electricity use.