Many people are aware that heating and cooling adjustments can save homeowners thousands of dollars a year. The practice of reducing water use, or installing lower output water saving shower heads is even more common. However, some may be surprised to learn that a few simple adjustments to appliance use can save thousands of dollars in the long run.
Washer and Dryer Savings
Doing the laundry is a daunting task for most men, especially for those accustomed to having their mom or girlfriend take care of the wash. But for those brave few who can handle their own clothes, a few tips are noteworthy for saving money and energy. First off, always run multiple cycles successively with as little time between loads as possible. This is because laundry machines will rapidly cool after heating up to wash your clothes. If you can get a finished load of clothes out of the washer machine swiftly, and then the next batch in immediately, then you’re saving money beyond a doubt. Secondly, only run full loads. This serves two purposes: full loads use less water and only washing full loads of laundry reduces the number of total washes. And if you really want to get brave, forego the use of the dryer all together. Hanging clothes outside to dry will save you money and make your clothes smell nicer.
Refrigerator Energy Reduction Tips
The easiest way to save money is by making energy conscious decisions is to purchase a new, energy efficient refrigerator. Older refrigerators use far more energy than newer ones, so although you might save a few dollars upfront, you’ll ultimately pay for it in the long run. Another easy way to save money is to keep the freezer full. Even stocking your freezer with a gallon of water will save you money in the long run.