To be followed by the living room, the dining room and what the bedroom? I can think of many ways to save energy there.
August 5, 2012
There are a variety of ways to improve the energy efficiency of your kitchen, starting with the way you use your appliances to home sealing and replacing your light fixtures.
- Ensure vent connections and registers are well sealed at floors, walls and ceilings, which are all common areas for disconnected ducts and leakage.
- Make sure all floor vents and air registers are clear of furniture, allowing air to flow freely.
- Install heat resistant reflectors between radiators and walls to reflect heat back into the room instead of onto walls.
- Use the right sized pots with stove burners; for example, a 6? pot on an 8? burner wastes over 40% of the heat generated.
- Cover pots and pans when cooking to keep heat in.
- Learn more:
- Save up to $36 annually on electric ranges or $18 on gas by simply using the right sized pots on burners.
- Cook more efficiently and keep your kitchen cooler by covering pots and pans.
- Keep gas range burners clean to ensure maximum efficiency.
- Install ENERGY STAR certified range hoods to control moisture and remove cooking odors.
- Learn more:
- On average, ENERGY STAR certified ventilation fans use 60% less energy than standard models.
- Save more than $60 in electricity costs over the life of a fan by replacing it with an ENERGY STAR certified one.
- By using high performance motors and improved blade design, ENERGY STAR certified fans are quieter, perform better and are longer lasting than standard models.
- Look for ENERGY STAR certified range hoods at home improvement and hardware stores, or ask for them from your HVAC or electrical contractor.
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