Who wants bigger savings in paying electric bills? Of course, we want! My husband and I have been finding ways to lower our power consumption at home. We love technology and there are great advantages with the way it evolves in our modern world. I’ll share to you what we discovered in using Energy Saving Home Appliances to Lower Electric Bill.
The innovation of technology with energy saving has a big impact to lessen the power usage. Switching to energy saving devices and home appliances is an effective way to do that. One should know the Energy Efficient appliance before buying it. Some say that purchasing new appliance when you still have a working one is costly. I was actually hesitant to replace some of our not so energy efficient appliance because they are still in good condition. My husband is firm that we have to replace our existing home appliances not only to lessen the power utility bills but also to adapt the modern technology.
At home, we replace most of our home appliances including the light bulbs. The results are surprisingly wonderful!
Energy Saving Home Appliances to Lower Electric Bill
- After reading reviews, comparing product specification, and asking different salesman about the feedbacks of the best refrigerator, we end up in choosing between Electrolux Adaptive Defrost system and Panasonic Energy Saving Inverter technology. Both have almost the same energy saving system. What we choose is the refrigerator that we want as a whole. It is not only having the energy saving system but we consider the other specification, features, and the budget.
We chose Electrolux model ETE3500SE. This Electrolux refrigerator is a 12 cu. ft. 2-Door NutriFresh™ Refrigerator. The Adaptive Defrost system conserves energy as the defrost heater is turned on only when necessary. This means fewer defrost cycles that results to energy savings and improved food preservation. The freezer Defrost process is automatic or frost-free. Aside from that we like the stainless main body color. The price of this Electrolux model ETE3500SE Frost-free refrigerator when we bought it last year April 2014 is P27,000 (approximately $613)
Electrolux model ETE3500SE Frost-free refrigerator specification
- Height (mm) 1755
- Height Packed (mm) 1850
- Width (mm) 595
- Width Packed (mm) 630
- Depth (mm) 650
- Depth Packed (mm) 717
- Main Colour stainless
- Door Hinge Right
- Product Installation Free-standing
- Product Type 2 doors frost free
- Energy Class 5 Stars
- Frequency (Hz) 60
- Voltage (v) 230
- Net Capacity 346.7
- Climate class T
- Control Settings touch LED
- Number of Compressors 1
- No. of shelves 3
- Construction Type Free-standing
- Number of Cooling Systems 1
- Freezer Defrost Process Automatic;Frost-free
- Refrigerator Defrost Process Frost-Free
- Fast cooling switch Yes
- Fast Freezing Yes
- Adjustable Feet Yes
- Freezer Net capacity (l) 74.4
- Refrigerator net capacity (l) 272.3
- Plug Type EU
- Ventilator Yes
Energy saving tips for refrigerator:
- Choose a refrigerator with a high Energy Efficiency Factor (EEF).
- A refrigerator with high EEF consumes less electricity as compared with one having a lower EEF.
- Defrost refs and freezers regularly.
- More than ¼ inch ice build-up of frost puts up an extra load on the compressor motor.
- Make sure that the condenser coil is clean and working properly.
- Check refrigerator if it is not losing its cool because of a damaged gasket.
- Choose a refrigerator with adaptive system or Inverter technology. Mostly these are frost-free refrigerators.
Using LED lights is another energy efficient electrical lighting that is good to use to lower electric bill. I blogged about it at Which is more energy efficient LED lights or CFL?
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