Published at Wednesday, December 27th 2017, 23:43:42 PM by Carol Agustiana. Appliances. HOT WATER HEATER: Similar to refrigerators, consider replacing your water heater if more than 10 years old. Older water heaters can rust, collect sand and sediment in the bottom, and are also costing you 15% of your household’s energy dollars. The energy efficiency of a water heater is measured in Energy Factor or (EF). The larger the number of EF, the more efficient the water heater is. For even greater efficiency consider buying a tankless water heater.
Published at Thursday, September 07th 2017, 01:26:13 AM by Lisa Gracia. Appliances. Ovens/Stoves: When considering an oven and stove, think about how you typically cook and if you’re a novice or an experienced cook. The oven or stove you choose can have a great impact on how you cook and whether the energy you use to heat them is worthwhile. Convection over conventional ovens tends to use more energy but for expert cooks they enjoy the even distribution over heat and can usually cook their food faster and with more control. For those interested in buying a stove or cooktop, there are several options: induction, gas or electric all have their pros and cons. Most beginning cooks appreciate electric for its slow heat up, while experienced cooks prefer induction and ultimately gas stoves for its fast heat up and ability to cook under precise conditions.
Published at Sunday, December 10th 2017, 23:37:10 PM. Appliances By Paula Rahayu. Image:
Published at Sunday, December 10th 2017, 23:37:09 PM. Appliances By Paula Rahayu. Dishwasher: Similarly to your refrigerator, your family’s lifestyle will largely dictate what type of dishwasher will be ideal for your home. Lower end models tend to have simplified controls, while more elaborate ones will have energy efficiency qualities, hidden controls, and noise reduction qualities – especially helpful in small homes or open floor plans. Dishwasher drawers are also available for smaller amounts of dishware and can save water usage when you don’t have large loads to clean.
Published at Sunday, December 10th 2017, 23:37:09 PM. Appliances By Carol Agustiana. Utilize vertical wall space: Instead of using shelving on every wall, leave some areas free for hanging wire storage from ceiling to floor for pots and pans, aprons, and large utensils. If you don’t have a free vertical wall, than consider using ceiling hanging pot racks that can maximize vertical storage. Remember, as long as you can see all the contents of your pantry at one time, all space is fair game for adding functional space!
Published at Sunday, December 10th 2017, 23:37:08 PM. Appliances By Lisa Gracia. Outdated kitchens were made with materials that were popular decades ago, including metals used for kitchen hardware. With manufacturer’s releasing innovative materials and design trends following suit, it may be time to rethink your drawer pulls and lighting fixtures.
Published at Sunday, December 10th 2017, 23:37:07 PM. Appliances By Brenda Eda. Have you purchased any energy efficient appliances in your home lately? What made you make the switch from your previous appliance? If you’re in the market for new appliances, tell us what will help you make your final decision!
Published at Saturday, December 09th 2017, 14:44:28 PM. Appliances By Amy Irani. Consider replacing plumbing fixtures as well, as low-flow kitchen faucets save a lot of water. Updating your kitchen shouldn’t only be for aesthetics; it should also help save you money and the Earth’s resources.
Published at Saturday, December 09th 2017, 14:44:24 PM. Appliances By Carol Agustiana. Consider installing a dimmer switch for versatility while entertaining, cooking, or just relaxing for a midnight snack! Pendant lighting over a kitchen island, under cabinet lighting to illuminate countertops, and chandeliers are all becoming great options for updated lighting sources.