Our houses are full of different kinds of home appliances. Many people, however, do not give the due thought to the efficiency of home appliances while buying or using them. People often pay attention to the price, features, and Energy Star logo when buying their home appliance. But with some attention during buying and using them, you can make your life easier and make your appliances more efficient. Following are three ways to get the most of your home appliances.
Fill Your Freezer
Freezers have some good insulation that keeps the cooling inside – where it is needed the most. However, when you open the door of your freezer, a lot of cool air escapes and your freezer has to work again to bring the temperature down again. Filling your freezer to its full capacity means that there is less cool air to escape and less work for your freezer. You can fill your freezer with ziplock bags filled with water, stackable plastic containers filled with water, and jugs filled with water. They will trap the cooling and your freezer will be more efficient.
Buy a Gas Stove
If you are planning to buy a stove for your kitchen, it is worthwhile to buy a gas stove with electronic ignition, instead of a gas stove with a pilot light or an electric stove. According to the California Energy Commission, a gas stove costs less than half as compared to an electric stove.
Well, self-cleaning ovens do not help you to save money. In fact, they use more energy; but they can be very convenient for people who bake frequently. And do not be fooled by the name. Self-cleaning ovens are not completely self-cleaning. You still need to clean debris before and after the self-cleaning process. But this innovation in home appliances makes your life easier by reducing your cleaning workload.