How To Save Energy In Your Kitchen

 

The kitchen is one of the most energy dependent rooms in a household, and this can be very taxing financially and environmentally. APT Renovation has looked at some of the ways that you can reduce the amount of energy you use in your kitchen:

 

Energy Efficient Appliances

Kitchen appliances can take up to 30% of your entire energy use in your home, which is why replacing your existing appliances with those that have graded A ratings is so important. Grade A appliances are the most energy efficient, and will be sure to lower your bills each month.

 

Temperature Regulation

If you want to significantly reduce energy use, then make sure you pay attention to the temperatures in your fridges, dishwashers and washing machines. The ideal temperature of your fridge should be between 3-5°C and your freezer should be around -18°C.

 

Regularly Defrost Freezer

Because the freezer is constantly switched on, it is naturally the biggest energy user in the kitchen. The best way to reduce this excessive use of energy is to regularly defrost the freezer, as the more ice that builds up, the more electricity is used to keep it cold. Keeping your freezer defrosted can save you up to £200 a year in bills.

 

Use Energy Saving Lights

Kitchens are where you prepare meals, so they need to be lit up well, more so than any other part of the house. Using inefficient bulbs will quickly consume untold amounts of energy in your kitchen, so you should consider going for LED lights. These come in a variety of sizes and styles, so you can be sure to find some that will suit your kitchen’s décor.