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Kc energy saving tips

  1. 1. Knowledge Center Information
  2. 2.  You can navigate though the slides by clicking the appliance.             General Small Appliances Refrigerators Dishwashers Ranges and Ovens Washers and Dryers Water Heater and Water Use Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers Lighting Central Air Conditioners Room Air Conditioners Fans  To return to the Index Page you can click  To find additional Info you can click for a link.
  3. 3.  Energy star products.  Energy saving tips reference.  Maintaining the appliances.  BBC lighting planning tips.  Energy.gov
  4. 4. Energy Saving Tips Source: Energy Star Products
  5. 5.  Purchase an Energy Star Model. Energy saving models can save you hundreds of dollars over the life expectancy of the appliance and can help reduce the temperature of your house. You can find additional information at their page about its partners and strategies. When buying a product, search for the label. Energy Saving Tips: General
  6. 6.  Clean or replace the appliance filter. Clogged filters impair performance of the unit and makes them work more. This causes the need for more energy to run the appliance and also it affects the life expectancy of the product. Energy Saving Tips: General
  7. 7.  Maintaining the unit appliance helps to maintain the unit’s effectiveness. This means that they can work requiring the least amount of energy input possible.  Periodically inspect the unit.  Replace or refill fluids, lubrication alignment in order to increase useful life. Energy Saving Tips: General or
  8. 8.  Periodically check the air vent and hoses for clogging. Not only does this makes the appliance run more effectively but it prevents fire hazards. Energy Saving Tips: General
  9. 9.  Select the right size for the appliance. Consider the required output that is needed for the house. An appliance too big for household necessities will result in a waste of energy. Energy Saving Tips: General
  10. 10.  Using the maximum load capacity of an appliance reduces the frequency in which an appliance is used. Source: LG Energy Saving Tips: General
  11. 11.  Some appliances such as ranges, ovens, dryers and heaters can use natural gas. The appliance might cost some more but natural gas is less expensive than electricity and heats faster and more efficiently. Energy Saving Tips: General
  12. 12. Energy Saving Tips
  13. 13.  Cook with small appliances for specialized jobs if you have an electric range stove helps save electricity. Energy Saving Tips: Small Appliances
  14. 14.  If you have an electric range or stove, using the microwave shortens cooking time, which saves energy. Energy Saving Tips: Small Appliances
  15. 15.  Run cold water for disposal. Not only does it save heating energy but it solidifies grease, which makes it easier to run through the pipes. Energy Saving Tips: Small Appliances
  16. 16. Energy Saving Tips
  17. 17.  Older refrigerators and freezers use two to three times more electricity than the ones that are 10 years old or less. Energy Saving Tips: Refrigerators
  18. 18.  Do not set the temperature colder than necessary. Optimal temperatures range between 36 to 42 degrees Fahrenheit for refrigerators and -5 to 6 degrees Fahrenheit for freezers. Energy Saving Tips: Refrigerators
  19. 19.  Defrost regularly. Excessive frost can lead to the unit working harder.  Check the seals in the door to prevent the heat to enter the system and increase temperature. If the seals are broken, replace or repair. Energy Saving Tips: Refrigerators
  20. 20.  Place the unit away from direct sunlight or other heat sources.  Do not install the refrigerator near an oven, radiator, or other heat source, nor in a location where the temperature will fall below 55°F (13°C).  Make your height measurement from the lowest portion of your cupboard down to the floor. Energy Saving Tips: Refrigerators
  21. 21.  Increase proper ventilation on the back of the refrigerator in order to improve the thermodynamic refrigeration cycle.  To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, allow for 1/2" (1.25 CM) space on each side and at the top. When installing your refrigerator next to a fixed wall, leave 2" (5.08 CM) minimum on each side (depending on your model) to allow for the door to swing open.  If your refrigerator has an ice maker, allow extra space at the back for the water line connections. Energy Saving Tips: Refrigerators
  22. 22. Energy Saving Tips
  23. 23.  Select the shortest cycle available that effectively cleans your dishes. Shorter cycles uses less hot water and electric energy. Energy Saving Tips: Dishwashers
  24. 24.  Skip rinsing the dishes before loading them in the dishwasher. Rinsing dishes before loading them into the dishwasher wastes water and energy. If you do rinse, use cold water. Energy Saving Tips: Dishwashers
  25. 25. Energy Saving Tips
  26. 26.  Reduce the heat. Start in a higher heat setting until liquid begins to boil. Then, lower the temperature and simmer the food.  Use retained heat. Turning off the oven a few minutes before and use retained heat to finish cooking the food.  Check the oven temperature. Energy Saving Tips: Ranges and Ovens
  27. 27.  Do not peek in the oven to avoid dropping the temperature inside.  Put a lid on the containers when cooking them to maximize efficiency. Energy Saving Tips: Ranges and Ovens
  28. 28.  Check the seals in the door to prevent the heat to escape out the system. If the seals are broken, replace or repair. Energy Saving Tips: Ranges and Ovens
  29. 29. Energy Saving Tips
  30. 30.  If you have a washer that allows you to control the water level, adjust the level according to laundry size.  Wash laundry in warm or cold water. Rinse laundry in cold water. Energy Saving Tips: Washers and Dryers
  31. 31.  Don’t dry clothes excessively. Drying laundry excessively uses more energy than is needed, and is hard on fabrics. If you purchase a dryer, get one with an electronic sensor that shuts off the dryer when clothes are dry. Energy Saving Tips: Washers and Dryers
  32. 32.  Place the washer close to the water heater. Water loses heat as it flows through pipes. When the washer is located near the water heater, hot water doesn’t have to travel as far to reach the washer, and less heat is lost. Insulating the pipes between the water heater and washer helps retain heat. Energy Saving Tips: Washers and Dryers
  33. 33. Energy Saving Tips
  34. 34.  Install a water softener. Prevent mineral deposits from coating the elements of the water heater. Not only does this saves energy and money but it prolongs the water heater life. Energy Saving Tips: Water Heater and Water Use
  35. 35.  Use low-flow showerheads on all showers and faucet aerators to reduce the hot water use. Energy Saving Tips: Water Heater and Water Use
  36. 36.  Reduce deposits and build-ups. Drain water from the bottom of the water heater once or twice a year to reduce the mineral deposits and sediment buildup. This increases the efficiency of the heater and avoids corrosion over time. Energy Saving Tips: Water Heater and Water Use
  37. 37.  Install a heat loop or in-line trap. If you add a new water heater to your home, consider having a heat loop or in-line trap installed. These mechanisms can be inexpensive to install and keep hot water from moving into the piping system when you are not using hot water. Energy Saving Tips: Water Heater and Water Use
  38. 38.  Repair dripping faucets promptly. It may not look like much but one drop a second can waste up to 48 gallons a week. If this water was heated it means that the energy used to heat the water for your use is being wasted. Energy Saving Tips: Water Heater and Water Use
  39. 39.  Set the water temperature to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the temperature required for most of household needs for hot water. Energy Saving Tips: Water Heater and Water Use
  40. 40.  Install your heater close to the kitchen so it does not loose heat as it flows through the water pipes.  Insulate water pipes to help the water flow around the house without loosing heat. Energy Saving Tips: Water Heater and Water Use
  41. 41. Energy Saving Tips
  42. 42.  Remove moisture with a dehumidifier in warm, humid months. Less humidity helps you feel colder. This way you can save money by not spending electricity on an air conditioner.  For colder months, using a humidifier to increase humidity and helps you feel warmer. This way you can save money by not spending electricity on a heater. Energy Saving Tips: Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
  43. 43. Energy Saving Tips
  44. 44.  Not every room needs the same amount of general light.  Use natural lighting as much as possible.  Position the lights properly. Try to illuminate the entire activity area without creating distracting glares or shadows. Energy Saving Tips: Lighting
  45. 45.  Adjust the light level. Use the dimmer when necessary to adjust the light settings. A dimmed light consumes less energy.  Control outdoor lighting. To assure only duskto-dawn operation, control your fixtures with a photocell or timer.  Turn off the lights each time they are not needed. Energy Saving Tips: Lighting
  46. 46.  Consider LED lighting. Avoid low life incandescent light bulbs that consumes high power.  Use a single, high watt bulb rather than several low watt bulbs on your light fixtures. Energy Saving Tips: Lighting
  47. 47. Energy Saving Tips Source: energy.gov
  48. 48.  Select an energy-efficient central air conditioner by looking at the SEER (seasonal energy efficient ratio) rating. The higher the rating, the more efficient the unit. Energy Saving Tips: Central Air Conditioners
  49. 49.  Keep the thermostat clear of heat. Positioning heat producing devices could cause misreading in the thermostat and could cause excessive cooling and wasted energy.  Keep the air conditioning unit away of the sun in order for it to work less and consume less energy. Energy Saving Tips: Central Air Conditioners
  50. 50.  Replace coils. To maximize efficiency, change the indoor/outdoor compressor coils.  Keep the condenser and filter clean. It is recommended to clean the filter monthly and replace it if needed. Keep the unit clean of debris. Energy Saving Tips: Central Air Conditioners
  51. 51.  Plan the ventilation. Proper ventilation can help condition the house quicker and more effectively. Energy Saving Tips: Central Air Conditioners
  52. 52.  Increase the thermostat setting. When at home, set it a few degrees higher and increase the value even more (about 78-80 degrees Fahrenheit) when leaving. Cooling your house costs less than keeping it cool all the time.  Close blinds, shades and drapes on the sunny side of the home to decrease sun exposure and keep the house cooler. Energy Saving Tips: Central Air Conditioners
  53. 53.  If possible, delay chores that produce heat and moisture until the cooler parts of the day.  Turn off electronics and lights that are not needed since they generate unwanted heat to the house. Energy Saving Tips: Central Air Conditioners
  54. 54. Energy Saving Tips
  55. 55.  Keep the thermostat clear of heat. Positioning heat producing devices could cause misreading in the thermostat and could cause excessive cooling and wasted energy.  Keep the air conditioning unit away of the sun in order for it to work less and consume less energy. Energy Saving Tips: Room Air Conditioners
  56. 56.  Replace coils. To maximize efficiency, change the indoor/outdoor compressor coils.  Keep the condenser and filter clean. It is recommended to clean the filter monthly and replace it if needed. Keep the unit clean of debris. Energy Saving Tips: Room Air Conditioners
  57. 57.  Plan the ventilation. Proper ventilation can help condition the room quicker and more effectively.  Keep the unit centrally located to allow better air circulation. Energy Saving Tips: Room Air Conditioners
  58. 58.  Increase the thermostat setting. When at home, set it a few degrees higher and increase the value even more (about 78-80 degrees Fahrenheit) when leaving. Cooling your house costs less than keeping it cool all the time.  Close blinds, shades and drapes on the sunny side of the home to decrease sun exposure and keep the house cooler. Energy Saving Tips: Room Air Conditioners
  59. 59.  If possible, delay chores that produce heat and moisture until the cooler parts of the day.  Turn off electronics and lights that are not needed since they generate unwanted heat to the house. Energy Saving Tips: Room Air Conditioners
  60. 60.  Use a timer and set it to turn off the unit when you leave home  Purchase a unit that with variable fan speeds. Energy Saving Tips: Room Air Conditioners
  61. 61.  Seal the air conditioning unit and the room windows to decrease the rate of heat leaking in. Energy Saving Tips: Room Air Conditioners
  62. 62.  Setting the thermostat at the coldest setting does not cool the room faster. Energy Saving Tips: Room Air Conditioners
  63. 63. Energy Saving Tips
  64. 64.  Use fans with your air conditioner. They reduce energy costs by circulating air and allowing raising the thermostat temperature setting and still being comfortable. Also, they are cheaper than an air conditioning unit. Energy Saving Tips: Fans
  65. 65.  If a ceiling fan exists, use it to blow air down in hot weather and use it to blow air up in colder weather to distribute the heat evenly in the room. This is done by changing the angle of the blade. Energy Saving Tips: Fans
  66. 66.  Use a whole-house fan. Find a high powered fan and place is such a way that it circulates air through the whole house. This option is cheaper than having multiple fans on each room. Energy Saving Tips: Fans

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