What is the first thing you think of when you think of spring break? Most likely you are thinking about the tropical location you are about to visit and the fact that you can bring your kids without them missing any school work. What is the last thing you think of when you think about spring break? Keeping your home energy-efficient and safe is probably the last thing you are checking off your mental list, if you even get that far. Here are a few tips to preparing your home for your departure: Continue reading
As we all know, once the new year hits so do frigid winter snow storms! While trying to survive in the seemingly arctic tundra, we are also trying to stay on top of our utility bills. In addition to heating your cozy home you are faced with astronomical energy bills. The major appliances in your home – refrigerators, washers, and dryers all account for a big chunk of your utility bill. To make matters more complex, if your refrigerator or washing machines are more than a decade old, you’re spending a lot more on energy than you need to.
When you see the breakdown of energy usage in the average home, major appliances use approximately 13% of the energy. The millions of homes in the United States collectively use nearly 23% of the country’s energy, and a large amount of this energy is wasted through inefficient heating and cooling systems, old appliances, and leaky windows and ducts. Other than lowering your monthly utility bills, beginning to be energy-conscience can help the environment (and save you some extra cash!). If you are interested in saving up to 25% on your utility bills, check out these tips to preserve energy.
Now that you’ve mastered loading your dishwasher, (if you don’t know what we’re talking about, click here), we’ve got a different set of quick tips for you today to keep it running right and potentially save you time and money.
Make sure your dishwasher is clean
If your dishwasher is dirty, your dishes will stay dirty. Makes sense right? Continue reading