Our home appliances turn the most extensive tasks into chores that can be completed in minutes! Often, the click of a button is all you need to start your trusty appliance sidekick.
Although we absolutely adore our appliances, there’s no doubt that they’re some of the most significant energy consumers in the home. Think about it: when you’re running the dishwasher, drying clothes, and freezing ice simultaneously, energy is consumed at lightning speed. So whether you’re looking to save on electric bills or minimize your energy consumption, these tips can help!
Here are ways to save energy at home with you:
Switch to Energy Efficient Appliances
Suppose you want to save as much energy as possible with your appliances. In that case, the first step is to select energy-efficient models. For example, energy-efficient refrigerators on the market can use at a minimum, 15% less energy than conventional refrigerators. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your fridge or your dishwasher, make sure to keep an eye out for the ENERGY STAR label for the most energy-friendly option and bang for your buck.
Use Natural Light
One of the best and easiest ways to save energy at home is using as much natural light as possible. You can do this by opening your curtains more frequently. To enhance this natural light you can place shiner objects in the room, consider buying larger windows and choose the colors that help maximize the natural light brightness. All these minor investments will be worth it in the end since not as much light will be needed.
Only Run a Full Dishwasher
After a quick scrub and soak, your dishes are often placed in the dishwasher for a final cleanse. While it may be convenient only to wash the dishes you just used, we urge you to wait for a full dishwasher before clicking start!
It’s no surprise that the number of times you run your dishwasher correlates with your energy usage. Ensure your dishwasher is completely full (but not overloaded) on its next use!
Pro tip: Scrape off pieces of food and bones before putting your dishware in the dishwasher to conserve water!
Use Microwave and Air Fryer Instead of Oven When Possible
The energy conservation doesn’t stop there! At-home chefs will be pleased to discover that there are some tips and tricks that can help with energy efficiency, even when you’re whipping up a delicious meal.
Before you reach for your pots and pans for your stove/oven, consider utilizing smaller kitchen appliances to cook your next masterpiece. For example, if you’re reheating pizza for dinner, consider using the microwave over the oven to avoid a waste of energy and a hot kitchen.
Those with smaller households should consider utilizing microwave ovens or air fryers to warm their food regularly. If your oven is your go-to appliance, try cooking and baking foods around the same time to cut down on the number of oven usages throughout the week.
Have Regular Appliance Maintenance
Similar to your car, your appliances require occasional maintenance to continue running efficiently! Keeping devices clean and maintained can prevent unnecessary repairs that could have otherwise been avoided.
In addition, regular maintenance can help extend the lifespan of your appliances, so you won’t have to worry about finding replacements for quite some time. Lone Star Appliance Repair offers convenient maintenance plans designed to keep internal components of your appliances running as smoothly as possible.
Quickly Schedule Repairs
Like most mechanical devices, your appliances are subject to repairs as they age. If your appliance isn’t performing at its top efficiency, or at all, call in the experts at Lone Star Appliance Repair for a speedy and reliable appliance repair. From dishwashers to clothes dryers, we fix it all!
It’s essential to regularly inspect your appliances to catch necessary repairs early. Suppose your washing machine isn’t performing properly. In that case, excess energy is probably being used and wasted to make up for the system inefficiency.
The longer the problem drags on, the more extensive the issues can become. Set your appliances up for success and repair them quickly to restore their optimal performance!
Appliance Repair Specialists in Conroe
We understand how frustrating it can be to have a malfunctioning appliance you depend on throughout the week. Not to worry, our technicians at Lone Star Appliance Repair have years of experience restoring Conroe homeowners’ appliances. Give us a call at (936) 296-3355 or fill out our online contact form for more information on our appliance repair services.