Some would say that The Energy Guy should stay out of the kitchen. Let’s just say that these are things my Mama told me, and I ran the numbers and she was right. Thanks Mom!
1 Vacuum the refrigerator coils about twice a year to keep the compressor running efficiently.
2 Make sure the refrigerator is level, so the door automatically swings shut instead of open. If the floor isn't level, use shims to prop up the front of the refrigerator. And Mom kept saying: KEEP THE DOOR CLOSED!
3 Use smaller kitchen appliances whenever possible. Microwaves, toaster ovens and slow-cookers (Crock Pots)can use 75 percent less energy than a large electric oven.
4 Run the dishwasher only with full loads, and use the air-dry cycle. If your dishwasher has a "booster" water heater, use it; this will heat the water to the 140 degrees recommended by manufacturers. And you can set your water heater to a safer and an energy-saving 120o.
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