Nowadays the idea of being eco friendly is not a myth anymore. It has become a reality. Many people are trying to use eco friendly products, they use biodegradable items and they try to recycle. You should know that the changes you are now making in your home can turn out to be really good for your life.
But let’s talk about the kitchen. For many people the kitchen is the place where the family reunites and they eat, prepare food and talk. We usually spend a lot of time there.
Also, in the kitchen, there are the appliances that are responsible for increasing our energy consumption bills. In the kitchen there is the refrigerator, the oven, the stove, the dishwasher, the microwave oven and many others. But if you find a way to get more energy efficient appliances you can easily turn your home into a green and eco place. Plus, your bills will decrease considerably.
After taking the decision to improve the energy consumption in your kitchen, you need to think about the appliances. You need to consider the size of the appliances. There are many people that buy big appliances that they do not need and they end up having an empty big refrigerator that consumes a lot of energy. So try to buy an appliance that fits your needs. This way, you will save money and also a lot of space in the kitchen.
In addition, I know that many people like to use the dishwashers. But they use a lot of water and a lot of energy too. Make sure you have a newer model that is more efficient and from time to time you can also wash the dishes by yourself. In order not to waste water, you can also rinse the dishes before putting them in the washer and then choose the faster washing program. You can save water and energy too.
If you like to cook, then make the stove energy efficient. If it is possible, do not use the stove all the time as you can heat up some things on the microwave oven or other smaller appliance in the kitchen. If you boil water, you can not use the stove and use the cordless kettle instead.
If you use an old oven that needs some time to preheat, replace it with a newer one that take less time to cook and this means they will require less energy. If you use the oven, you can also put more than one dish in it and save some time in this way. The range hood is also useful but you can open the windows from time to time.
Never forget when you are buying a new appliance for the home, to look for the price tag but also for the Energy Star logo. This means that the energy efficient appliance will consume with 20-30% less energy than the regular ones. This will mean for you a decrease in monthly bills with 15 to 25% and that can mean a lot for the family budget.