Energy Efficient Appliances

Washing machine repairs Somerset

Energy efficient appliances…..not such a mythical thought or process to help become more environmentally friendlier as when you step inside your home you should see green. As a matter of fact, the greener…the better.

Washing machine repairs Somerset

Why green?

Three reasons to being Greener:

A greener home has lower energy costs
A greener home has a positive impact on the environment.
A greener home simply doesn’t use as many of our earth’s valuable natural resources.

How green is your home at the moment? If you don’t know, Crawfords Electrical Repairs & Appliances has some super-easy tips to get greener in no time.

Stove/Oven

Place pans on the right burner size to efficiently cook food and reduce cooking time.
Make sure oven door closes tightly.
Use glass or ceramic baking dishes to cook food more efficiently and allow you to turn down the heat by 25 degrees.
Take advantage of the microwave when cooking small to medium sized meals.

Refrigerator

Replace cracked rubber seals from around the door to prevent cool air from escaping and warm air from entering.
Keep food covered – uncovered food releases moisture that affects the inside temperature.
Clean door seals regularly to prevent moisture and mold build up.
Defrost your refrigerator when necessary.

Dishwasher

Wash full loads – the same amount of energy is used to wash half a load as a full load.
Use air-dry setting instead of heat-dry.
Use short-cycles as much as possible.
Scrape food off instead of rinsing – pre-rinsing uses a lot of water.

Washer

Use cold water as much as possible.
Wash full loads of laundry – the same amount of energy is used to wash half a load as a full load.
Separate loads by fabric – lighter weight fabric doesn’t need as long of a wash cycle as heavier fabric.
Program washer to a high-speed spin cycle that will take out more moisture to reduce drying time.

Dryer

Clean lint tray after each use.
Dry full loads of laundry – the same amount of energy is used to wash half a load as a full load.
Separate loads by fabric type – cotton takes longer to dry than synthetic fabrics like polyester.
Avoid over stuffing the dryer because an overloaded dryer has to work much harder and for longer hence using more energy.

Appliances that use High Power KW

It’s the first thing that draws us to a product, it’s colour and how it may look in our kitchen or home. We rarely look at the power consumption of an appliance or product but it’s amazing how different certain appliances differ. The more KW stated the higher the energy used. Looking for energy efficient or good rated power efficiency appliances is worth considering to become greener.