How to Get the Most Out of Energy in Your Kitchen

The kitchen is a room that uses a lot of energy to function, even when you aren’t in it! To help the environment and save on money, it’s in your interest to use as little energy as possible in your kitchen. Here at Walworth Appliances, we know a little (okay, a lot) about appliances, so we have a few tips to help you save energy. We hope you find them useful!

Fridge & Freezer

Fridges and freezers require a lot of energy to defy physics and keep your food cold, but luckily this is an area where making changes to save on energy is simple. To start with, don’t leave your fridge or freezer door open longer than you absolutely need to. When the door is open, the air inside the fridge or freezer warms up and your appliance needs to work hard to cool it down again. Avoid putting warm food in your fridge or freezer as this will warm up the air in the appliance too.

Washing & Drying

Another area where it is easier to be more efficient is washing. When you start your washing machine, dryer or dishwasher, always make sure that you fully load the appliance, so that you get the most out of the energy used. If your appliance and washing products allow it, use an energy-saving mode as this will help you to reduce the amount of energy you use.

Drying clothes in a dryer uses a lot of energy, so if you have the time to do so then allowing your clothes to dry naturally is your best option. Leave clothes to dry on a clothes horse or washing line, instead of a radiator as that wastes energy heating up your clothes rather than your room. If you’re using a tumble dryer, make sure to regularly clean out your lint filter as a blocked up filter will mean that clothes will take longer to dry.

Kettle

Boiling water doesn’t take up huge amounts of energy, but it’s usually done a few times each day in a household and all that energy adds up. Like with other appliances, there are plenty of ways for you to save energy when boiling your water. When you’re boiling water, only boil as much water as you absolutely need. If you’re making tea or coffee, pour water from the tap into the mug, and then into the kettle, so that you know how much water you need. Another tip is to regularly clean out the lime scale in your kettle as this’ll increase the amount of energy needed to boil the water. If you have the time, you could boil your water on a hob rather than the kettle as gas is a little bit cheaper than electricity to use.

 

Hopefully this quick how-to guide has given you some helpful tips that will help you save on energy in your kitchen. Here at Walworth Appliances we’re suppliers of a fantastic range of quality domestic appliances. So if you’re looking for domestic appliances in Hampshire, please don’t hesitate to contact us today, by giving us a call on 0844 406 8877 to speak to a member of our friendly team.