Monday, November 25, 2013

Appliance Efficiency Matters!

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Most people don't pay very close attention to the appliances they use daily. There's rarely any reason to do anything but take them for granted as long as they seem to be working. However, appliances cost a lot in terms of electricity if you don't manage their usage carefully. Many find this to be something of a raw deal and are less than pleased to realize just how much current a given appliance can draw to run up their bill, but the only real response most people take is to just try to use the appliance less. This isn't the best way to handle it, unfortunately, and many never learn that the efficiency of an appliance is something within the power of the owner to improve.

One of the best ways to improve the efficiency of an appliance is to look into any filters it might use. Everything from refrigerators to dryers uses filters for water and air. Often, these filters are noted in the owner's manuals as something that should be replaced every so often, but most people overlook this so long as the device continues to operate well. However, it's very possible to replace these filters to improve the efficiency of your appliance, which can save you money in the long run and improve its performance.

Electrolux-store.com is a good example of a retailer for these filters. Filters are always very specialized, which can make them difficult to find in brick-and-mortar stores. They're easy to find online, however, so long as you know what kind of appliance you are looking for. Check up on its model number n use that as a search token to find what sort of filter you need. This will usually take you right to the details about not only what kind of filter you require but how often that filter needs to be replaced as well as how to perform the replacement yourself. Often, calling in maintenance for these will simply result in a replacement of the filter because that is all the appliance requires, so sparing yourself the house call can spare your wallet!

Keeping the efficiency of your appliances in mind is a great way to keep your home more energy-efficient, making it more affordable and better for both the community and the environment. There's no reason not to stay on top of these details as a homeowner or even a renter, and the web makes it very possible.

11 comments:

  1. These are some great ideas Rosey, when I move into my new place in the spring, I will use some of these :)

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  2. I go to the fuse box and hit "off" when not in use, solves a lot of issues lol

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  3. One of the things I love about living in an apartment is that someone else has to keep track of this kind of stuff. Why? Because I was never very good at remembering important things like this!

    I do pay attention to turning off the lights, though.

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  4. These are very good to know.
    I realize the past few months that I need to change the filter in our vacuum cleaner too.

    We do have to try everything to keep our budgets.
    Thank you.

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  5. Well come to think of it, we need to check on our heat filters. Thanks for the reminder!

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  6. Great ideas in this post. Speaking of which, oups, filters in my vacuum need replacing too.

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  7. Thanks for the reminder. I need to go check some filters.

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  8. Great reminder to stay on top of these things. It's always cheaper to prevent problems than to fix them afterwards.

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  9. Great info! Hubby & I really try to keep up with small maintenance such as changing filters. Cuts down cost in paying someone else to do it.

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  10. That's very true! Thank goodness there are so many energy efficient appliances out there now!

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  11. I never thought about a clogged filter could affect energy efficiency but it makes total sense! Hubby is my go-to filter guy, so I will remind him! Thanks!

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