The Most Energy-Hungry Appliances

Just because it’s the middle of summer, it doesn’t mean that more can’t be done to save money on your monthly energy bills! Including the costliest appliance (the air conditioner, which is a must in Texas), there are many other appliances that may seem small but add up every month, leaving you with a higher energy bill.

Air Conditioner
To save money on cooling, one of the best options is a programmable thermostat. According to the US Department of Energy, you can easily set the temperature to go up 5 to 10 degrees during the evening and overnight to save on average 10%. Programmable thermostats also make it incredibly easy to track your kWh usage to prepare for your upcoming bill and plan for the month after.

Refrigerator
Your refrigerator is an important appliance in your home, but it is always plugged in and working to make sure food is at the optimal temperature. To save money here, be careful to not leave the door open for extended periods of time. For example, while putting groceries away, keep the refrigerator or freezer door closed unless you are actively stocking the shelves rather than keeping it open the entire time. Other refrigerator tips include:

  • Checking for optimal internal temperature in the freezer. If there is a layer of ice in your freezer, chances are you’re running too cold.
  • Checking for optimal internal temperature in the refrigerator. Frozen sauces, drinks and other items signal an overworked and overcooled fridge.
  • Checking the seal of the refrigerator and freezer doors by feeling for any cool air when the door is closed. If you feel a cool breeze, the seal may need to be replaced.

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