Use Low-Energy Appliances

  1. Induction Stove
  2. Oven
  3. Refrigerator
  4. Dishwasher
  5. Washer/Dryer
  6. TV
  7. A/C
  8. Heater
  9. Water Heater
  10. Computer Monitor
  11. Printer

When it comes to household or business appliances, go for energy-efficient options. Look for Energy Star-certified appliances, or check the actual watt usage required to run it. Look for features that will automatically turn it off when not in use.

For the stove, get away from gas and go electric. The best option is an induction stove because it uses the least energy and you can control the temperature better than an electric stove. The common complaint between electric and gas is that you can’t turn down the heat quickly on an electric stove. Induction stoves take care of this issue. It does, however, require the use of magnetic-based cookware like cast iron or magnetic steel.

When it comes to TVs, the best option is an OLED TV. LED TVs actually use less energy than OLED, but OLED provides a much better picture quality.

Keep in mind that if you have a functioning appliance, it is better to use it until its life is over because the embodied energy it took to create that appliance is greater than what you will save by replacing it. It’s best to replace the appliance when it actually needs replacing. If you can sell or give away your appliance to someone else to use so you can get an energy-efficient one, that works too.

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