When exploring for ways to cut on utilities the web seems to provide the same advice over and over again; Change the setting on the thermostat, wash with full loads, use energy efficient bulbs and similar advice have been heard a thousand times. However, there are other techniques that can help you save a significant amount of money, without making any large investments.
We have all heard that washing full loads is the most efficient way to do the laundry, but we rarely speak about the washing technique itself. The temperature of your average laundry cycle also makes a huge difference. Buy a detergent that provides good results during a cold wash and try to keep the temperature as low as possible. Clothes without stains can almost certainly be washed without heat and any minor stain can be treated by hand washing it first.
When it comes to drying clothes the most common energy saving advice is that air-drying saves a lot of money. If you have a dynamic lifestyle that does not allow you the luxury of waiting for the clothes to dry on their own, then there are a few things you can do to make your dryer more efficient.
Your dryer can become more efficient if you maximize the airflow at every point. The first thing you can do is make sure that the air exhaust is unobstructed. Go over it with a lint remover once every three months and you will ensure proper airflow through your dryer.
You can also cut on utilities if you work on the airflow between the clothes inside the dryer. Use dryer balls and they will puff up the clothes leaving more air to circulate. More air through the clothes will allow your clothes to completely dry in a shorter time interval.
Talking about the temperature within your home is unavoidable when discussing ways to cut on utilities. The most common tip involves lowering the thermostat a few degrees during the winter and increasing the temperature a bit during the summer. However, you can get even better results if you simply time the heating and cooling intervals.
No one wants to return to a home that is very hot or cold. This is why homeowners are usually reluctant to turn off their heating or cooling when they leave for work. Temperature regulation of an empty house is simply wasteful, so make a smart compromise. Rather than leaving temperature regulation active, program your thermostat to activate one hour before you return home. One hour even at full capacity spends less energy than eight to ten hours on a low setting.
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