There are several simple things you can do to prevent your appliances from running up your energy bill in the summer.
Of course, the easiest way to cut down your energy bill is by buying new, energy-efficient appliances. Not in your budget?
Try some of these simple home energy saving tips for appliances:
- Wash full loads of laundry in the washer and full loads of dishes in the dishwasher. This will cut down on the overall number of loads and reduce energy usage.
- Turn down your water heater thermostat to 120 degrees. This will use less energy to heat the water.
- Do not over dry clothes. A moisture sensor can avoid unnecessary dry time.
- Keep your lint screen clean in your dryer. Empty it after every load.
- Separate heavier clothing into a separate load from light weight clothing. Towels take longer to dry than t-shirts.
- Ensure your refrigerator/freezer door has a tight seal. One way to test a door seal is the paper test. Put a piece of paper between the door and the fridge, close the door and then pull the paper. If the paper offers no resistance and slips out easily, it’s time to replace the gaskets.
- For maximum efficiency, set your refrigerator to 36-38 degrees and your freezer to 0-5 degrees.
Finally, the best way to make sure you’re not wasting energy and driving up your power bill is to get an HVAC check-up from one of our professional technicians. Sometimes fixing a simple problem can result in big savings! Contact us for a $78 tune-up (first system) and we’ll be on our way.