10 Energy saving tips in the kitchen?
Follow these simple energy-saving tips to help you reduce your energy bills.
1. Be Smart when you cook
By only making a few changes when you cook can help you save energy.
Waiting for water to boil in pans and pots can sometimes lead to you forgetting all about them, next time put on the lid, this will help the water boil sooner, or use boiled water for your kettle.
Always make sure that you don’t put too much water into your pots or pans, this uses unnecessary electricity when cooking your food?
2. Take care of your fridge
Just dished up and the doorbell rings? Putting your food in the refrigerator might be your first choice, but this is a very big DO NOT. This means your fridge needs to work harder to cool itself down, meaning more electricity consumption. This tip is also helpful for your Freezer. Lastly, make sure you don’t leave the doors open for too long, this will prevent unnecessary defrosting.
3. Washer and dryer
Appliances like a washing machine and tumble dryers are, without a doubt the most energy-consuming appliances in your home. Make sure you put the washing load setting on the correct size before washing, do not choose the full load setting when doing a half load.
Now for the tumble dryer – we know it’s beneficial to have especially on rainy days, but do you really need to use it?
Hanging your clothes on the washing line on a sunny day is the first way for you to start saving on electricity bills, did you know, line hanged clothes last longer than tumble dried clothes?
4. Say no to dripping taps.
Did you know that badly dripping tap can waste about 1 litre of water every hour?
5. Doing dished the manual way
Nobody likes dishes, especially if there are hundreds, the next time you use your dishwasher leave the door open after the wash and let the dishes air dry.
6. Keep your oven door clean
A clean oven door will help you save on your electricity bills, How? Every time you need to open your oven door when baking or cooking, you are releasing all the hot air and wasting energy. Make sure your oven door is clean so that you don’t have to open it the whole time.
7. Using your kettle
One of the most common energy wasters is to overfill your kettle when boiling it. Make sure you only fill the kettle with the correct amount of water you will need. (Also remember this must be above the minimum water line for kettles) When filling your kettle with more water than you actually need, you are wasting energy on boiling water that was not required.
8 Use energy-efficient appliances in your home.
When it comes to buying new appliances for your home, make sure to read the energy rating and also look for the Energy Saving Trust Recommended sticker.
9. Use your microwave to cook
Use your microwave for cooking your food whenever you can. Your microwave is more energy-efficient than your hob, and even more efficient than your oven.
10 Never leave your appliances on standby.
Your microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, and electric oven will keep on consuming energy when they are left on “standby.” Getting into the habit of turning your appliances off at the plug when you are not using them will be a great benefit to your energy usage. This tip can also be used for other appliances around the house.