The kitchen is one of the most-used rooms in any home. While this is certainly a good thing, it also means that it will consume a vast amount of your home's energy. This is mainly due to the major appliances that are in the room - the refrigerator, dishwasher and oven are all using electricity even when they are not on. This means that you are spending a lot of money to keep this room up and running, even when you don't always have to be. This blog post will focus on the different ways you can cut down on the power used by your kitchen.
Here are a few tips for creating a more eco-friendly room:
- Energy Star appliances: As we said above, the biggest consumer of energy in any kitchen is the appliances. If it is time for you to invest in new machines - or you have built it into the budget of your renovation - go for ones that are Energy Star-rated.
- Lighting: Energy-efficient lighting can help majorly reduce your electricity bills. If you haven't already, you should install LED or CFL bulbs in your kitchen. Not only will they be able to keep your kitchen bright, they will use much less power.
- Windows: While this can apply to all rooms, it is especially important in the kitchen, when you need the space to stay warm to keep your food fresh. Having double or triple pane windows can help keep the warm air from leaking outside during the cold winter months. All windows should be replaced after 10 years or so.
If you are thinking about remodeling any room in your home, be sure to schedule an appointment with an Alexandria contractor from John C. Flooding.