Rethinking your kitchen layout may be one of the things that you may want to consider. As a rule of thumb, you should not keep your hot and cold appliances next to each other. Doing this has been known to affect the appliances negatively, because they spend more electricity trying to heat up or get colder. You should therefore ensure that you keep your stove and oven as far away as possible from the refrigerator for example. However, you can keep hot items together. In fact, it would be wise to make sure they are in the same area, as it regulates your heating expenses. You may also want to consider cleaning your air, as it may be another reason why you are spending so much on electricity. Investing in a good air purifier allows for easy flow of electric currents, therefore reducing the amount of time it takes for your appliances to heat up. If the air is full of dust particles or odor, it is likely that your electrical consumption will go up when you turn on the stove. When using your dishwasher, it would be more economical for you to scrape your dishes before putting them into your dishwasher. This reduces the amount of time that the machine takes to work on the dishes. You are also probably rinsing off the dishes before putting them into the dryer, which is wrong. To make maximum use of your washing machine, a simple scraping and air drying is bound to get your dishes cleaner faster, therefore reducing your water as well as electricity consumption. You probably did not know this, but you are using more water with your faucet than your dishwasher. When doing laundry, do not use warm or hot water! Place in your clothes and turn on the cold water. It makes no economic sense to use hot water when washing machine consumes all the energy used to heat the water. Hot water also harms your clothes faster. Appliances have also been known to get worn down quicker if this method is used. Summary Something that will effectively reduce your costs would be to use the appliances only when they are fully loaded. Using it three times a day to do a few dishes or clothes increases your costs.]]>
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