3+1 Simple Steps To Be More Eco-Friendly At Home

  1. Run Your Laundry at Night
    Electricity providers often have higher rates during peak daytime hours due to increased demand. To cut costs, consider doing your laundry and dishwashing tasks after dinner or in the early morning.
  2. Use the Cold Water Cycle for Laundry
    Most of your washing machine’s energy goes towards heating water. However, using cold water can clean your clothes just as effectively. Switching to cold water washes for several loads a week could save you up to €37.54 annually.
  3. Maximize Dishwasher Efficiency
    Make two adjustments to your dishwashing habits to save both time and money. First, only run the dishwasher when it’s fully loaded. Second, skip pre-rinsing dishes under running water—scraping them into the trash is enough. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this can save up to 20 gallons of water per load. Also, using the dishwasher is generally more water-efficient than handwashing.
  4. Maintain Your Refrigerator
    The coils behind your fridge can accumulate dirt, forcing it to use more energy and increase your electricity costs. Cleaning these coils monthly with a coil brush or the crevice tool of your vacuum can enhance its efficiency.

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