Appliance Tips to Save Energy

Appliance Tips to Save Energy

Appliance Tips to Save Energy

What if you could significantly decrease your energy bill each month? What would you do with all the money you saved? By taking care of your appliances and maintaining them carefully, you can dramatically reduce your energy bill and free up some cash each month. Use these ideas to start lowering your energy bill right away.

Refrigerators

  • Help your refrigerator last longer by keeping it out of direct sunlight.
  • Allow a few inches of space between your refrigerator and the wall. It will run more efficiently if the condenser coils in the back have a little room for air flow.
  • Replace door seals if they are cracked or dried out. If you can feel cold air escaping around the edges of the closed door, you need new seals. Make them last longer by cleaning them with a mild soap twice a year.
  • Make it a habit to clean off the condenser coils at least two times per year. Any dust that builds up on the coils will make the refrigerator work harder to cool and may cause it to break down. If this happens call a professional refrigerator repair technician.
  • Don’t open the refrigerator any more than necessary.
  • Keep food in your refrigerator to hold cool air and help cut down on the energy needed to cool it.

Dryers

  • Make sure the lint filter is clean before you start the dryer.
  • Rely on the moisture sensor setting to keep yours from running the dryer for too long. Make sure the dryer has a full load.
  • Be careful to give your dryer some space instead of pressing it against the wall. This gives the exhaust vent a little room and prevents tears and buildup of lint. We offer dryer repair services that can do this for you.

Washers

  • Front-loading models save 70% on water! Make the switch as soon as possible.
  • If you can, use cold water to save on heating expenses.
  • It takes as much power to run a half load as a full load, so wait until you have a full load to run the washer.
  • Get clothes dry faster by choosing a faster spin cycle.

Not only do front loading washer save energy but we get very few call for washer repairs on front loading washers.