Here at Flowe.green, we have a passion for conserving energy and the development of energy-saving devices. Although renewable energy and energy conservation may not be a popular topic at the moment, we want to reduce our carbon footprint. Our goal with our energy saving products is to help save the Earth’s water and energy resources one household fixture at a time. In our past two blogs, we discussed easy ways in which to conserve water. Today, we would like to discuss methods in which to to save electricity:
Turn Off Your Dishwasher’s Drying Cycle
Believe it or not, the heat-dry setting on your dishwasher uses lots of energy and can be expensive if you regularly use your dishwasher. In order to save energy and money, turn off the heat-dry setting on your dishes and let them air dry instead.
Run Full Loads
When using the dishwasher or the washing machine, run full loads. Remember, the less you use your washing machines and dishwashers, the less energy you are wasting.
Wash Laundry In Cold Water
Washing your clothes in hot water requires significantly more energy than washing your clothes in cold water. Although washing your clothes in cold water used to be considered ineffective for removing stains and odors, today there are detergents designed specifically for washing your clothes in cold water. Now your clothes can be just as fresh and clean as they would have been if you washed your clothes in warm or hot water.
Regulate Your Thermostat
In the winters, even lowering your thermostat by two degrees could help you save five percent on your energy bill if you have electric heat. In the summers, try raising the temperature a couple of degrees when running your air conditioner to save energy as well.
Take Care Of Drafty Doors And Windows
Drafty doors and windows waste a significant amount of energy, but there are steps you can take to alleviate this problem. One method is to caulk and weather strip around the problem areas. Hardware stores also sell plastic wrap to place over your drafty windows so that your heat or air conditioning does not go right out of your windows.
Keep Everything Clean
We recommend checking your furnace, heat pump, and AC filters on a monthly basis to ensure that they are clean. If they are not clean, then replace the filters. Dirty air filters disrupt air flow and waste energy.
Use Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs
Although they might cost more upfront than traditional light bulbs, light emitting diode bulbs (LEDs) can save lots of energy. In fact, you can save up to $90 a year on your electric bill when you make the switch. Not only do LEDs use about a quarter less energy than traditional light bulbs, they also can last up to twelve times longer.
Saving energy does not have to be difficult or inconvenient, and these are just a few easy steps to save energy. If you would like to conserve water, then check out Flowe.green’s water saver faucets and other water conservation technology. Contact us today to learn more about our water saving devices.