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Lower Electricity Bills With Energy Savings In Your Kitchen

Published: March 18, 2019 Last Updated: July 30, 2020

With the price of electricity constantly soaring it's hardly surprising that we're often asked by our customers to suggest ways in which they can lower electricity bills. In most houses the kitchen is the hub of the home and as such is filled with energy guzzling appliances. Therefore, in order to make some significant savings, we've put together a few tips for you to follow in this busy room.

Make sure your appliances are in the right position

The placement of your kitchen appliances is one way in which you can keep your energy bills down, and yet it's a factor which is often overlooked. 

Never place your refrigerator directly next to your dishwasher because as the dishwasher gets hot it will cause the fridge to kick in to maintain its low temperature, thus using more energy. 

In addition be sure to leave a gap of at least 4 inches behind your refrigerator so that the air can circulate properly around it. Failing to do this can cause your fridge to use more energy.

Purchase energy-efficient appliances

We understand that you may be reluctant to part with an old appliance that is still functioning, after all it's yet another expense. However, most old appliances simply don't function as well as new ones and use more energy, so by replacing them, you can save yourself money in the long run and lower electricity bills.

Your fridge is one of the appliances that uses the most amount of energy in the home so select a new one with the highest star rating. Believe it or not, every star represents a 23% saving on running costs. 

Also be sure to choose the right size for your needs. If your fridge is usually only two thirds full then it's probably too large for you. In addition look for brands which offer door alarms, adjustable defrost, and inverter technology.

Don't use the stand-by mode

We all do it, but by leaving appliances in stand-by mode it's actually wasting electricity and costing us more money. Wherever possible turn the appliance off at the plug when not in use to maximise energy conservation. Or if you prefer, use a power strip for all of your appliances and turn that off, when you go to bed.

Use your dishwasher wisely

Another easy way to conserve energy in the kitchen is to be more mindful of the way you use your dishwasher. This can be done in a number of ways:

  • ‍Don't use the dishwasher until it is full
  • ‍Always choose the economy setting
  • ‍Don't bother with the rinse-hold setting for tableware which is lightly soiled

Follow these tips where they apply in other rooms too, and you should see lower electricity bills. Meanwhile if there's any way we can help you with electrical problems in your home, then please don't hesitate to contact Static Electrics experienced electricians on 1300 139 039.

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