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5 Free Ways to Save Energy in the Kitchen

If you
are looking to reduce the amount of energy you consume each month,
the best place to start is in the kitchen. Large appliances such as
your refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher require a significant amount
of energy to use; but these five tips can help you slash your monthly
  • Don’t pre-wash your
    before putting them
    into the dishwasher. Most newer dishwashers are powerful enough to
    remove any food which may have hardened onto your plates. Washing
    your dishes beforehand wastes water, time, and money.
  • Cook with
    flat-bottomed pots and pans.
    larger the surface that comes in contact with your stove’s burner,
    the faster it will heat up. The difference is significant; pans with
    warped bottoms can take 50% more energy to heat up than ones with
    flat bottoms.
  • Clean the condenser
    coils on your refrigerator
    six months. These coils are located on the back of your refrigerator
    and can accumulate a thick layer of dust and grime if not regularly
    vacuumed. This dirty coating can put additional wear-and-tear on
    your refrigerator’s compressor and increase your monthly energy
  • Cook small meals in
    a microwave
    or toaster oven
    instead of a full-sized oven. If you are cooking an individual-sized
    meal, save yourself time and money by cooking it with a small
    appliance – a full-sized oven will consume over twice the amount
    of energy of a microwave.
  • Unplug your small
    when they aren’t
    being used. Things like toasters, coffee makers, and electric can
    openers constantly drain energy when they are plugged into the wall
    – even if they are not being used.
malfunctioning refrigerator can also cause your energy bill to
skyrocket. If you notice your monthly electricity bill creeping up
but you aren’t changing your consumption habits, your refrigerator
may be to blame. If you live in New York, call 24/7 Refrigerator
Repair at 866-782-9376 – we offer around-the-clock emergency
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Ways to Save Energy on Your Second Refrigerator


Do you
find yourself always running out of space in your refrigerator?
Sometimes, the model in your kitchen simply isn’t spacious enough to
meet the needs of your family. It is not uncommon for houses to have
a second refrigerator – maybe it is time for you to invest in one
too. Before you pull the trigger on your purchase, first make sure it
is necessary. In addition to several hundred dollars up front, a
second refrigerator can cost up to $100 a year to operate. If you
decide to buy one, use these tips to save yourself some money.

Buy an Energy Star model
and foremost, buy a refrigerator which is Energy Star certified. The
Energy Star label is given to the most energy efficient products by
the EPA. You can find a list of their most efficient products here.
These models may have a more expensive price tag, but they will save
you money in the long run by consuming less energy than non-certified
Keep it out of the garage
families like to keep their second refrigerator in the garage because
of the extra space, but that is one of the worst places you can put
it. An unconditioned garage presents a few problems. Firstly, the
temperature gets very high during the summer, which in turn makes the
refrigerator work harder than normal, which leads to a higher energy
bill. Even worse, if your garage gets too hot or too cold, it can
affect the refrigerator’s internal thermostat and your food can warm
to unsafe temperatures, causing you to throw away or unknowingly eat
your spoiled food.
Don’t buy more than you
taking a trip to the local appliance store, think about how much
space you will need in your second refrigerator. More space may be
luxurious, but it also requires more energy to cool. Buying a bigger
fridge than needed also hinders your refrigerators cooling
performance. Failing to consistently keep your refrigerator at least
halfway full will result in the loss of much more cold air when the
door is opened. These fluctuations can lead to prematurely spoiled
food and, once again, a higher electric bill.
shopping for a second refrigerator, it is important to make smart
decisions. It is also important to make smart decisions when looking
for a refrigerator repair service – that is why you should choose
24/7 Refrigerator Repair. Proudly serving Nassau County and Queens
for over 50 years, we offer service around the clock – that
includes nights, weekends, and holidays. Call 866-782-9376 or visit our website for more information. You can also like us on Facebook
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