Save Money by Using Appliances Efficiently
Today, the current financial situation may require a much more stringent management of your household expenses. Domestic appliances account for a large portion of your home’s energy usage. There are, however, a few things you can do to trim the budget.
Although these may seem like a luxury item you can do without, a dishwasher is actually a much more effective method of cleaning your crockery. Although in the short term it may seem expensive, you’ll massively reduce the amount of water usage in the home over a longer period of time. On average, studies show that hand washing can use around 100 litres of water each time. A dishwasher will do the job using only approximately 15 litres. Also, try to avoid using features such as ‘Rinse Hold’ if the machine isn’t full. You can save an extra few litres this way. Not only will a dishwasher start paying for itself on the water bill front, but you’ll be able to spend more time doing other tasks, which can be much more efficient and effective when you’ve got a lot to do.
We all use them. We all need them. If you do want to trim a little on the bills then try to clean a full load instead of just doing one or two work shirts. Again, you’ll save on water usage but energy-wise it’s much more efficient to do a full load than a half load. An ‘A+’ rated washing machine can be up to 10% more efficient than a standard ‘A’ rated model. Again, over the long term, this can make the difference on your bills.
Again, like a dishwasher, you might see induction cooking as an expensive frivolity, but they are so much more efficient than gas or traditional electric models. Over the long term, you’ll see your electricity usage drop in the kitchen as induction cooking is up to 84% more efficient than gas cooking. It’s also a lot faster heating wise. A pint of water boils in 3 minutes with gas. Induction takes only half that time.
Halit Bozdogan is a writer for Appliances Online where he writes about modern kitchen design.