Energy Saving Tips! How to Use your Appliances more Wisely

Energy Saving Appliances

The best way to save energy at home is to locate where you use it the most. Today’s new household appliances consume less energy. A fridge uses less energy than a 75-watt light bulb, that’s how efficient the newer models are. Speaking of lights, more lights are needed in dark winter nights. Switching to compact fluorescent light (CFL) from incandescent bulbs will make a big difference. CFLs last longer and use 75 to 80% less electricity. Take time today to make the switch, imagine the energy saved if a household will replace just one 60-watt incandescent bulb with a CFL.

 There are numerous reasons to lower you electricity bill. The obvious one is to save money, a good thing also is going green which have impacts on our planet. There are simple things that you can do to conserve energy at home like; turning off computer when not in use or using gas appliances as much as possible. The real power consumers in your house are appliances like TVs, freezers, refrigerators, dryers and computers. Modern appliances of today come with energy efficient features, this is important and does help. What is important though is how you use these electrical appliances, in running and using them over time. Small changes to appliances electrical usage can add up to huge savings. There are ways to reduce your electricity bill. Like, if your computer is on for 24 hours a day and cutting the usage in half would save you about $5.00 a month. And that is just for only one appliance. The point here is that your need to know how much energy your appliances are using, so that you can make decisions on how and when to use them.

 AAA Appliance Repair

 Defective household appliances consume more energy than the usual. A misaligned part or aged and defective ones will adversely affect the normal running condition of your appliance. This translates to higher electrical consumption, the motor that runs the appliance consumes more electrical energy to keep it running. If it is unattended, it will eventually cause the household appliance to break down. At AAA Appliances Repair Service we will repair your defective household appliances like no other. We are good at what we do, a reason why we are one of the leaders in the appliance repair business in San Francisco. Our satisfied clients repeatedly avail our services whenever they have an appliance breakdown. They refer us to their acquaintances and through word of mouth we have new patrons that increase our client base. Most of our technicians are licensed, we repair any type and brand of household appliances. Book a schedule at your most convenient time and our service technicians will be there. Whether it is on weekends, after office hours, and holidays. Rest assure that when a part needs to be restored we will use a new one for replacement. Our prices are reasonable, everything will be disclosed upfront. To save on electricity we have prepared a guide on how to use your appliances and systems more wisely to save on energy.

  •         Unplug

Unplug seldom used appliances like an extra refrigerator in the basement. Every house is full of plastic power supplies to charge cell phones, digital cameras and other personal gadgets; keep them all unplugged when not in use. Home theater equipment, stereos, washing machines and dryers can be equivalent to a 75 or 100 watt light bulb running continuously if no unplugged.

  •       Computers

Enable the sleep mode feature in your computer, it will use less power during periods of inactivity. Configure your computer to hibernate after 30 minutes. The hibernate mode turns the computer off, it doesn’t require you to reload everything when you switch it back on.

  •      Temperature control

In winter set your thermostat to 68 degrees or less during daytime and to 55 degrees before going to sleep or when you’re away during daytime. During summertime, leave shaves and blind closed when the air conditioner is in use. Set the thermostat on your water heater between 120 and 130 degrees, lower temperature can save more energy.

  •        Efficient use of appliances
  1. Your refrigerators should be set between 38 to 42 degrees Fahrenheit, freezer should be between 0 and 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Use the power save switch if your fridge has one, doors should be sealed tightly.
  2. Don’t preheat or peek inside the oven more than necessary. Check the oven’s door seal, use the microwave oven for reheating or cooking small items.
  3. Wash full loads in your dishwasher using short cycles, dirtiest dishes uses longer cycles. Water and energy are saved in pumping and heating it. Air drying can also save energy use.
  4. In your washing machine set the proper water level for the size of the load. Wash in cold water when practical and always rinse in cold water.
  5. After each use, clean the lint filter in the dryer. Dry heavy and light fabrics separately, don’t add wet items to a load that is partly dry.
  •         Switch off the lights

Don’t forget to flick the switch when you leave a room. In the office, turn out or dim lights in the conference room and when you step out during lunch break. A commercial building uses more lighting than anything else.

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