Homes are beautiful and cozy and wonderful places to relax, but they aren’t great for the environment. Appliances are everywhere and they suck up electricity like an industrial vacuum cleaner in a squat. It’s safe to say your home adds to your carbon footprint by a significant amount, which is a problem. After all, an eco-friendly lifestyle is a goal for lots of people these days. There is only one planet and we all need to do our bit.
In that vein, let's focus on the four most inefficient appliances in the home. Find them underneath as well as the solutions to make them less wasteful.
4 Energy-Guzzling Appliances And Their Resolutions
To look at a fridge-freezer, you can see that it saps energy by the bucket load. Its bulky frame requires a lot of juice to keep it running. And, it never turns off. In fact, it may switch off a handful of times in its whole existence. Wow, that’s a hell of a lot of electricity. In monetary terms, it’s around $0.50 every day or $75 a year according to npower.com. Because it’s essential to your lifestyle, it’s difficult to reduce costs. However, it is possible if you turn down the settings to the lowest mode. Alternatively, buying a new one which is green is a surefire way to save energy.
There is nothing easier than scraping leftovers into the sink and pressing the button marked “churn.” Okay, there is no such button, but that’s what happens when you flick the switch. Disposals aren’t very expensive in terms of other appliances, yet they are an indulgence. The bin is right there – throw it in the garbage for free. Homeowners who can’t make the change should head to downthesink.com and check out the reviews. They cover everything from running costs to noise and grind stages. It’s safe to say you’ll find a cheap one on the website or nowhere else.
Are you shocked, or do these figures sound about right? Let me know what you think in the comments below.