Studies show a clear correlation between the size of the household and the amount of energy used in your home. It is shown that a single-person household uses less energy than a family of four. However, a single person will not use half the amount of energy as a couple. It is more energy-efficient cooking for more than one person at a time.
How can you ensure that you have an energy-efficient kitchen? How can you save energy?
Use the right size of appliances for your needs
Kitchen appliances have become more energy-efficient and with the best models using less energy than ten years ago. The increase in the size of an average fridge, fridge-freezer, or washing machine drum has canceled out some possibility of energy efficiency. It is best to use compact appliances if you want to save energy.
Save energy when you freeze food
Also, ensure to use small kitchen appliances such as a small freezer or small fridge to save energy.
Save energy when you cook
Your food preparation methods shouldn’t affect the quality of your meal, but there are some simple ways to save energy. A small oven would do the trick so that you can save energy on your monthly bills.
Using a microwave is more energy-efficient than cooking on a traditional gas or electric hob whenever you’re heating your food. This goes for when you’re heating small amounts of food.
- 1. Use a kettle in heating water rather than the stove.
- 2. Use as much water as you need.
- 3. Always cover pots and pans.
- 4. Don’t open the oven door repeatedly.
Don’t leave appliances on standby
Never leave your appliances on standby since most fridges, fridge-freezers, and chest freezers have the largest single consumers of electricity in a home. The reason for this is they are always on.