Green living is not as much of a challenging as you think. With careful consideration and diligent shopping, you can find so many appliances and electrical devices to help you conserve energy and limit the power your house consumes. White goods are those that are used to make your life easier, fridge, freezer, washing machine, cooker, dishwasher and tumble dryer all fall into this category. Most now are manufactured to a certain standard and all are given an energy rating so it is easier to find those products that will help your to save energy at home.
How do you choose energy efficient appliances for your home? Make sure you follow these tips.
Choose Energy Star rated products
The more the energy star rating on the product (preferably an A, B, or C grade), the more energy efficient it would be. Hence, while you shop for products, make sure you choose only those that are highly rated with Energy Star. Whether it is a fridge, a dishwasher or an electric cooker, there are guidelines for efficiency that Energy Star uses to measure the energy efficiency of the products. Therefore you know the items you are choosing have previously been tested and will not waste energy in your home.
Other economy factors
Most people simply look for the cheapest products they find under the circumstances, disregarding the total consumption of power and the effect of the product on the overall ‘green health’ of the house. Auto defrost refrigerators for example tend to soak up more power and contribute to the thermal rise in the kitchen. Therefore if you are serious about saving energy in your home, shopping around needs to be a little more in-depth than just the best value for your budget.
Common sense savings
Even if you have taken the time to get energy saving white goods at home, then it is also worth making a few little changes in the home too, such as making sure all the appliances are turned off when not in use. This also includes TVs, computer terminals, and dryers at…