Whether you're planning to build or renovate your home, this guide will help you meet a greener standard and join other Edmontonians in our quest to become a carbon neutral city!
Your Kitchen: The Source For Up To 12% Of Your Energy Bill
The average kitchen accounts for up to 12% of a home’s total energy bill. If your refrigerator and dishwasher are more than 10 years old, you can most likely reduce your utility bills by replacing these appliances with high-efficiency models. There’s an initial investment to upgrade old appliances, but chances are you’ll appreciate the superior performance and lower utility bills.
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Select The Best Appliance Size
Refrigerators: In general, models with the freezer on the top or bottom use up to 25% less energy than comparable side-by-side models.
Dishwashers: Compact dishwashers use less water and energy per wash, but if you have to use it more than once a day, it’s likely more efficient to use a standard size. Like refrigerators, dishwashers operate most efficiently when full.
|Did You Know?
You shouldn’t position your dishwasher next to the refrigerator. The heat produced by the dishwasher causes your refrigerator to work harder.