To read about more appliances in the home that can use up ample energy and learn which appliances eat energy even when they’re not in use, continue reading.
The Washing Machine/Water Heater and Dryer
To put into perspective how easily heated water can add up, reducing the temperature of your home’s water tank by 10 degrees can save up to 5% each energy bill. A general rule of thumb is to keep the water heater at no higher than 120 degrees.
To manage energy use, launder with cool water. Cool water does not not require the energy needed to heat water and it will get your clothes just as clean without the added worry of color loss or shrinkage!
The dryer can also use a significant amount of energy. Instead of drying everything, leave out as many items as possible to dry naturally, such as a laundry rack or hanging by a line in the backyard. Many fabrics benefit from drying naturally and avoid the risk of shrinking and fading this way.
Keep an eye on how long the dryer runs for. Unless timed well, the dryer will continue to run even when clothes are dry. Keep an eye on the temperature, load size, and fabric type to keep the dryer running only when necessary.
There are also smaller appliances to be aware of. Keep in mind that if you choose to conserve energy, these appliances will continue to use electricity while plugged in, even when they are not actively being used:
- Wi-Fi Routers
- Home Telephones
- Cable and Satellite Boxes
- Desktop Computers, Laptops, Printers, and Scanners
- Game Consoles
To learn about more energy hungry appliances, click here.
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