Appliances Cost Management
Most of us are not aware, that mishandling home appliances and leaving them on every day cost us a lot of money every year. The experts believe that every year most households around the country are wasting $75-$100 on electricity bills by keeping their home appliances in standby mode when not in use.
In order to keep a check on your appliance’s power consumption, you must consider the following points:
The Future cost – When we are purchasing an appliance for home, we often try to find a cheaper model, so that we are not required to spend too much right away on the appliances. However, opting for a low quality product might put a big hole on your pocket in the long run. Many low quality appliances consume a lot of electricity. Therefore, it is very important to choose energy efficient product for your home.
To make sure that you are buying right appliance for your home which is affordable in both short as well as long run, it is important that you check the energy ratings of the products. The products which offer good energy ratings and comply with various energy standards are sure to be more power efficient than others.
The energy ratings range from A+++ to A, where in products carrying A+++ ratings are most energy efficient. It is important to note that products which come with this rating are expensive as compared to others. In this case, you can opt for products with A++ or A+ rating as per your budget and requirement, as it will also help you to save money in the long run.
How to Reduce the Cost of Your Appliance:
1) Switch when cooking – When you are cooking, you can boil veggies in a hob or in a steamer, the steamer is very energy efficient option and may only cost you $10 per year to run. Similarly, you can toast the bread in a toaster or on a griller. The griller is not only cost effective, but it gives you more control over the cooking process.
2) Care – People who keep their appliances clean, get better performance, low maintenance cost and low down time on their appliances. If there is too much dirt on an electrical equipment, it is more prone to generating faults and getting damaged.
3) Maintenance – If your appliance generate even slight fault, it is important to get it fixed immediately as these small faults can result in bigger problems very fast. To have a long lasting life of an appliance it is important to maintain it properly and fix the small faults as soon as you get to know about them.