Appliance Operation Tips from UAKC
We regularly use this blog to provide tips on how to save money on appliance purchases. See blogs below:
However, today we're offering 5 tips on saving money on the operation of your appliances.
Clean appliances operate more efficiently. A dirty gasket on your refrigerator can create air gaps and let cool air escape, causing the refrigerator to run more. Clogged up ports in your dishwasher spray arms make dishwasher run longer to get dishes clean.
If possible run appliances during off peak hours to save on electricity. Many appliances have delay timers that allow users to set start and stop times.
Use energy saving cycles. It's not enough just having a light wash, a vacation mode, or a cold water cycle on an appliance. In order to actually save energy/money appliance owners must select and utilize these cycles when appropriate.
Clean filters regularly. Range hoods, dishwashers, refrigerators, and dryers, all may have filters that need to be either cleaned or replaced periodically so that they can operate properly and efficiently.
Wash full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine. It takes as much water and electricity to run a complete cycle whether the appliance is full or half-full.
Of course, when buying a new appliance from Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center (UAKC) look for an Energy Star appliance. An Energy Star dishwasher, for example, will use 41% less energy than the federal requirement, and also use less water.
For help in selecting Energy Star major appliances and fine plumbing fixtures be sure to visit the experts at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center.
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12050 Ventura Blvd.
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