Money – who doesn’t love saving it? And besides, why should anyone have to spend even a dollar more on their monthly utility bills than they should? Well, in another dedicated blog post from Profix Appliance Service about energy-saving tips, we’re here to help you get the most out of your kitchen and your household without paying outrageous energy bill costs. From Energy Star appliances to wearing sweaters in the winter, there’s always something that you can do to be a little better to the earth and to your wallet.
Treat Your Kitchen Right With Us
With our years of broken appliance repair services out here in Los Angeles, we consider ourselves to be experts in fixing your dishwasher, fridge, oven, stove, or even wine cooler. If even one of these important kitchen appliances isn’t working right, then your kitchen isn’t up to full operating capacity. The kitchen is considered to be the heart and soul of any home, where nourishment takes place. This means that it’s critically important to make sure that everything is in proper working order, our Los Angeles oven repair and home appliance repair service is happy to help you out.
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Now, back to the good stuff – here are some more smart energy-saving pointers for your kitchen appliances.
Did you know that, in general, refrigerators are the kitchen appliance that uses the most amount of energy? This makes sense, given that your fridge and freezer are constantly running, working hard to make sure that your food items stay nice and cold. One easy thing that you can do to make sure that your fridge runs easier is to make sure that there are at least a few inches of space behind it so that air can circulate around the condenser coils.
Speaking of the condenser coils, dusty condenser coils can cause your refrigerator to work significantly harder, leading to higher bills and a shorter lifespan. Routinely clean them every few months with a vacuum or duster to ensure that your condenser coils are running efficiently. If you have pets, aim to clean these about once a month.
Washing Machines And Dryers
While washing machines and dryers don’t fall under our area of kitchen appliance repair expertise, washing machines are an important part of everyone’s home as they are frequently used and relied upon for clean clothes. If you didn’t know, most of the energy used for machine washing clothes goes to heating the water, so if possible, try and wash your clothes in cold water.
Have you checked that lint screen recently? If not, you’ll want to make sure that there’s no lint on it, especially if you’re about to dry a load of clothes. A clogged lint screen makes the dryer use more energy. Not only that, but a screen full of lint can also become a fire hazard, so this tips also doubles as a preventative safety measure. Here’s a bonus tip with drying: doing multiple loads? Wash them back-to-back and dry one load right after the other. This will help to reduce warm-up and drying times. If time is money, then saving time is a huge win!
Here are some things to look out for in your kitchen:
- When using small amounts of water or when washing your hands, place the faucet lever on the kitchen sink in the cold position. By placing the lever in the hot position, it starts drawing hot water even if it never reaches the faucet.
- Does your gas oven or range use a pilot light? Try to look for an oven with an automatic electric ignition system. This will save on gas because a pilot light is not burning continuously.
- By keeping range-top burners and reflectors clean, they will reflect heat more efficiently.
- Look out for any yellow flames in natural gas appliances, as yellow flames indicate that the gas is burning inefficiently. If this is the case, consult the manufacturer or your local utility company.
Get The Most Out Of Your Kitchen Appliances
The kitchen is where the action happens; there’s no doubt about it. From Thanksgiving meals to parties and laughter shared among good friends, your kitchen deserves to run without a hitch. Don’t let a broken kitchen appliance get you down. For quality oven repair and factory service in Los Angeles, trust Profix Appliance Service to get the job done right.