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The kitchen can eat up a huge chunk of a household’s electrical bills. (Photo Credits)

Skyrocketing power bills can be a bane to households that are drastically trying to cut down on costs. It is just fortunate that there are ways to lower power usage, and its corresponding rates.

The United States Department of Energy published in its official website, tips on how to keep electrical costs at a minimum, especially from the kitchen. Electricians   

Refrigerators use up a lot of energy, and could just be the most power consuming appliance in the kitchen. Here’s their advice: “The EnergyGuide label on new refrigerators tells you how much electricity in kilowatt-hours (kWh) a particular model uses in one year. The smaller the number, the less energy the refrigerator uses and the less it will cost you to operate. In addition to the EnergyGuide label, don’t forget to look for the ENERGY STAR label. A new refrigerator with an ENERGY STAR label uses at least 15% less energy than non-qualified models, 20% less energy than required by current federal standards, and 40% less energy than the conventional models sold in 2001. “

Take a look at the whole article here.

Cooking effectively

Builders and Contractors UK-Based website Electricity Guide also came up with comprehensive tips on lowering electrical consumption in the kitchen. Specific tips have been relayed about ways to cook efficiently.

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“There are a few easy ways to save energy when cooking which can also speed up the amount of time you spend over a hot stove. Always use the correct size pan, and when heating water only use the amount you need so the electricity is not burning unnecessarily to heat the excess. If only using a small pan, then use a smaller burner. Boiling water in the kettle first will save the time the burner needs to heat the water, and putting a lid on will help it come to a boil quicker.”

Read the rest of the write-up here.

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House Logic also came up with its own tips on lowering utility costs while using the kitchen. One of the areas they expounded on is the use of dishwasher.

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“A dishwasher’s heated dry cycle can add 15% to 50% to the appliance’s operating cost. Most machines allow the feature to be switched off (or not turned on), which can save $8-$27 per year, assuming an operating cost of $54 annually. If your dishwasher doesn’t have that flexibility, simply turn the appliance off after the final rinse and open the door.”

The rest of the tips can be found here.

Cutting down on electrical costs in the kitchen can drastically help in lowering the entire electrical bill of the whole household.

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