Energy Saving Tips to Apply in the Kitchen

Energy Saving Tips to Apply in the Kitchen

Many Australian households end up paying crazy electricity bills because of simple negligence. Having the following simple energy-saving techniques will help cut down your energy bills and in the long run, lower your carbon footprint.

Start with simple habits such as covering pans and pots when cooking or boiling water on your gas cooktops. Be keen on the amount of water you need when cooking; for instance, if you find yourself boiling water to the extent, it spills over your 90cm gas cooktops, often measure water first. In the same way, do not boil water that comes directly from your integrated fridge freezer, set it aside first for it to get to room temperature then boil it in a kettle

Also, if you are cooking using an electric cooktop, you can always turn off the heat some minutes before your food is cooked. If you are keen, the electric hobs take some time to cool off; hence if you turn it off, it will still stay hot for some time. You can apply the same tactic for your ovens. When cooking, you can set the timer of your 90cm built-in oven such that it switches off some seconds earlier to save on electricity without disrupting the cooking process.

Note that your washer dryer is one of the most power-intensive appliances in your home. Make sure that your washing machine is full before you switch it on and only use your heat pump dryer when necessary e.g., during rainy or snowy seasons. Alternatively, use specific equipment when necessary e.g., only use your 45cm dishwasher to wash many utensils at once or vacuum cleaner during your weekly cleanup.

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