Technology has so many benefits for your home. However, in order to install your technologically advanced appliances, it is vital to fully understand how they work. Learning how these appliances work allows you to fully utilize their abilities, which in return helps to save you more money. The average home can save up to $110 per year, per appliance. Below, we have provided some of the most impactful energy efficient appliances. On top of all the savings you are already earning from you home solar panels in Pennsylvania, these small switches help save on energy, and most importantly help save on money.
- Programmable Thermostats
Programmable thermostats are an excellent way to save on money and energy usage. When leaving the house for work, or even for vacation, we know it is difficult to decide to leave the air on or not. Because of this, programmable thermostats give you the ability to control the air right at your fingertips. You can now completely program your thermostat to your desired temperature at any point in the day. With this, you can also decide when you want the air to run at all. Many of the programmable thermostats also give you the option to choose to run the air only when motion is detected. This is a great way to save on energy when no one is in the home. All of these smart features utilize your energy and also your money.
Large appliances, such as Dishwashers, are not the kind of appliances that homeowners enjoy replacing regularly. When the time comes for an upgrade, it is important to consider one that will save you more money. Here at Vision Solar, we want you to take advantage of all the new technology. Dishwashers that are more than 20 years old waste an average of 10 gallons per cycle. By upgrading your dishwasher, you can save on water usage, which ultimately saves your wallet. Another easy switch would be to use warm water instead of hot water. Using warm water instead of hot water uses far less energy. By investing in a dishwasher that cleans dishes more thoroughly, there will be no need for pre-washing in your sink before loading. Feel free to load as dirty as you wish. Let your dishwasher do the work and give your pockets a rest with the water bill.
Similar to dishwashers, refrigerators are also using excess energy if they are 10 years old or older. Every detail is important to analyze in an up-to-date refrigerator. For example, simple details, such as lighting features, make your refrigerator 9% less efficient. The ability to alter temperature based on drawers gives you the power to help your produce last longer. Better drawers and proper storage makes a large difference in the efficiency of your refrigerator.
- Washing Machines
Energy efficient washing machines are a fairly new addition to the efficient appliances. They use up to 25% less energy and 33% percent less water. The ability to have different settings such as “quick wash” or “gentle cycle” extends the life of your clothing. Instead of constantly hoping your clothes do not come out ripped or frayed, you now can be satisfied with the customized cycle that is perfectly made for your clothes.
The ultimate goal with all of these efficient appliances is to save you money and also to decrease your environmental footprint. All of these appliance are great additions to your solar panels. They not only allow for double savings, but they also shrink your footprint. Replacing your appliances when you feel the time is right is completely up to you. However, with these tips you now know which appliances provide the most savings for your home. For more information on how you can start saving with solar power in Pennsylvania today visit our Contact Page.