Licensed Home Inspector

 
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Appliances are in every home.  Here are a few tips for conserving and maximizing home energy efficiency.
  • Upgrade to Energy Star appliances
  • Wash clothes with cold water
  • Regularly clean your dryer vent
  • Hang-dry laundry 
  • Place your water heater on the low or Eco setting
  • Wrap your water heater and pipes in insulation
  • Install a "Low Flow" shower head
  • Don't overload your dishwasher
  • Let dishes air dry
  • Scrap rather than pre-rinsing dishes
  • Don't keep your refrigerator too cold, recommended settings are 36-38 degrees Fahrenheit for the fresh food compartment, and 0 degrees Fahrenheit for a standard freezer
  • Make sure your fridge and freezer doors seal properly
  • Cook with the right size pot
  • User smaller appliances when necessary, such as a crock pot or toaster oven

 


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