Saving Energy in the Kitchen
Use an Electric Kettle
An electric kettle with an automatic shut-off feature will use only the necessary amount of energy to heat your water. It’s also a safety feature in case you walk away and forget about your water.
Check Your Taps
You would be amazed how much a little drip can add up (especially on your water bill). Check the taps in your kitchen to make sure they are properly sealed.
Air Dry Dishes
The drying system in a washing machine can use a lot of electricity. Let your dishes air dry over night to help lower your energy usage. According to Save On Energy, “letting your dishes air dry instead of using the heat-dry option will save you up to 50% of your dishwasher’s energy consumption”.
Need to heat something up? Your microwave will use less energy than your electric stove.
Put A Lid On It
When using your stove top to heat water or food, cover the pot with a lid. This will keep the heat in, heating it quicker and using less energy.
Stay tuned for more Home Owner’s Guide To Energy Efficiency in the Home.
To learn more about how you can be more energy efficient, visit www.saveonenergy.ca.