Top 3 Energy Hogging Appliances In The House

Top 3 Energy Hogging Appliances In The House

Even though appliances have become more energy efficient in recent years, three appliances still hog the bulk of our electric usage. These appliances lead to higher electric bills. And there are ways to minimize their energy use too. Three of the biggest energy-hogging appliances in virtually all household include the refrigerator, the water heater, and the washer and dryer.

Ways To Save Money On Electrical Costs Of Your Refrigerator

Even newer refrigerators use a lot of energy. You can save money here by keeping the freezer and the fridge as full as possible. Even if you just store jugs of water to take up space, it will help. Additionally, you can adjust the temperature settings. For optimal energy savings, set your refrigerator’s temperature to between 36-38°F. Then, set your freezer’s temperature to between 0-5°F. Next, check the seal on your fridge. If there are gaps, then replacing the rubber will help you save on costs. Move your fridge away from heat sources like vents and your stove. The compressor will kick on when it’s near heat in order to make sure that it is able to stay cool enough on the inside. Let your leftovers cool before putting them into the freezer or fridge. This will require the unit to work less hard to keep it cool.

Saving Energy Costs On Your Water Heater

You can consider replacing your hot water heater for a more efficient model or an on-demand unit because the average 52-gallon water heater usually costs more than $55 per month to operate. You can also check the temperature settings and set the temperature a little lower. Consider insulating the hot water pipes to save hot water in the pipes on the way to your faucets. Many people run the shower water for too long before stepping in. To save this water, turn the shower on and actually stand there waiting a few seconds for the right temperature instead of turning it on and walking away for a few moments.

Saving Money While Using The Washing Machine and Dryer

Washing with cold water obviously saves a lot of money. Choosing to air dry some or all of your laundry can also cut costs. Some people only air dry their blankets and sheets because it’s simpler to do this. That easy step can really save money. If you like the fluff of the dryer, you can air dry the laundry most of the way and then throw them in the dryer for the last few minutes.

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