Whether you are a frugal-living zealot or not, you will nonetheless be bothered with the appliance that seems to pitilessly suck energy most in your home. At least for the joy of not having to spend more dollars on something you don’t need or can be avoided. More so, if you indoors no thanks to the scary COVID-19 pandemic, your appliances may often get engaged most of the day but, if you had an inkling about the amount of energy they consume, it will probably help you regulate it.
Because this is a common worry, it will be fair that you become aware of not just the appliances that sap energy most but the amount of energy they pleasurably suck off your energy supply.
Here are the appliances to keep tabs on.
Your water heater. Here is one of the vampire appliances every home needs and may have. Some come with a tank and others tank-less but uses a coil to heat water. Generally, the water heater requires up to 14% of the energy to heat the water for everybody’s use in the house. From laundry, bathing, and other purposes, water seems to be one of the most used in a typical home.
Can it be saved? Yes! Even when everyone seems to need warm water for various purposes, you can save up some energy by checking up the water temperature regularly and turning it off when it reaches the needed temperature. The water will remain warm for a greater part of the day for your use.
Heating system. everyone craves a warm temperature inside the house whenever temperatures begin to slant downward and it is only normal to heat the house a bit. But with 27% of your energy getting sapped every day, don’t you think you can try something that could help with the energy-saving?
Here is how to save. Instead of engaging the thermostat, direct that energy to the washing machine or vacuum cleaner, these appliances usually exert heat into the atmosphere and this is the temperature your house needs to keep everyone warm. Additionally, if you have a fireplace, get more logs, it is cheaper than energy, after all, all you need is a warm house, how it heats up doesn’t matter.
The air-conditioners. Humid temperatures are the attraction of air-cooling systems and your air-conditioners require a total of 19% to regulate the temperatures inside your home or offices.
But you can save up energy by turning it off when the temperature is cool enough rather than leaving it to run the whole day. you can also open the curtains and use the fans in the day and save some energy for other appliances.
Your washer and dryer. As earlier mentioned these two appliances use up to 13% of energy to perform any task and there are the appliances that are usually engaged most in the house.
But you can save energy this way. You must be careful not to overfill the dryer with clothes because more clothes mean more energy at once. Emptying the lint filter before every use is important and the clothes must be spin-dried (almost damp without water drips) before loading them into the machine. With this, the time spent inside the dryer will be less and less energy consumed.
For the washing, you can achieve a clean and perfect washing with cold water instead of using hot water for every washing. In the end, you will save some energy.
Electric bulbs(lighting). Proper lighting is needed in every home and mostly in the offices, but how tricky this essential appliance gulps up 12% of energy makes it necessary to find out how it can be conserved.
Here is how to save. Get energy-efficient bulbs, they will illuminate your homes and offices even better. LEDs are available and are of the most trusted energy lightings to get in the markets.
With the need of keeping your perishable foods and other supplies free of fungi, the refrigerator is engaged all day sucking up to 8% of energy. While this activity is important you can consider investing in a new refrigerator with energy-saving abilities.
Checkup for refrigerators with “Energy star Certification,” these are the ones designed with some energy-saving abilities.
Electric oven. Baking is one of the best ways of food making, using up to 3% of energy for various types of food. Similarly, electric ovens have evolved with incredible features like “self-cleansing” among other features that require energy to perform the functions.
But it can be saved by switching to the microwave oven, it will produce the same result but with less energy. Toasters are also energy efficient, so you can consider using it too.
The dishwasher. With food eaten, your next concern is plates-tidying, and this where the dishwasher unavoidable comes in and it uses 2% of your energy for every wash.
If that pricks your conscience, you can consider saving it by reducing the number of loads per cycle or you can put your hands to work on some days by hand washing. Your cuticles won’t get down with blisters after a 2mins wash, thankfully.
Your TV and Computer. It is quite possible to think these appliances shouldn’t make this list but if 1% of this energy means anything to you, then finding ways of saving this single energy when necessary is important.
To save, turn them off when you are not using especially your computer or switch to a laptop as this consumes less energy.
How awesome it is to know how much and less energy the various appliance in your home sucks out from your pocket. With this list, you will never have to spend more bucks than you needed and you can choose the appliances you must have carefully.