Chores take physical energy to complete, but you might not realize the amount of electricity necessary to get the job done. Since most common household tasks have become automated thanks to the onset of modern technology, the amount of electricity used in your everyday routine is significant.
- Use your dishwasher efficiently or avoid it altogether. Different dishwashers have different capacities, so do some research and stack your dishes efficiently—too many, and your dishes won’t get clean, too few and you won’t be using your dishwasher to its full potential.
- Wash clothes in cold water. This simple step will save you money over time without significantly impacting the quality of your wash. Keep the water level as low and cold as possible for the greatest savings.
- Dry your clothes outside. When the weather’s nice why not take advantage of nature’s dryer – the sun. . Dryers are a major source of energy consumption, so the less you use them the better.
- Time your chores. Doing physical work causes you to feel hotter, so in summer it’s better to do your chores at night. That will keep you feeling cooler and lower your urge to rely on the air conditioner for cooling.
In addition to making these subtle changes to your chore habits, you can invest in energy efficient models of your most common appliances to save money in the long run. If you’re interested in saving money on electricity, keep reading the Star Energy Partners blog for more tips and analyze offers from electricity providers in your area.