Appliance Safety & Energy Saving Tips

Learn about safety & energy saving tips.

Appliance Safety & Enegery Savings Tips New York City: Brooklyn, Queens Staten Island

Dial Appliance Services offers more than just the repair or installation of an appliance for your home or business. We can also help you improve the overall safety of your appliances, and help you to save money by reducing the energy consumption of these devices. Read on to learn these tips, and don’t hesitate to give us a call with questions.

Tips for Washers & Dryers

The washer and dryer consume a lot of energy when they are in use. In fact, nearly 90% of all the energy used from doing the laundry comes from heating up your dryer. You can save money by taking some of the following steps:

  • Use cold water to wash your clothes
  • Use cold water to rinse your clothes
  • Clean the dryer lint trap after each dry cycle to improve efficiency
  • Never overload the dryer
  • Use the auto-dry sensor (if your model has one)
  • Adjust the amount of water used to the need of each load

If you have an older model washer or dryer, one of the best things you can do to both improve safety and reduce energy consumption is consider buying a new one. Look for Energy Star compliant appliances to save energy and water. Modern appliances also work faster and better than those from the past. Dial Appliance Service can install your new appliances to ensure they are working properly.

Tips for Refrigerators

The refrigerator/freezer combination is typically going to be the appliance that is the single largest user of energy in the home. The following tips can help reduce overall energy use:

  • Keep the Freezer Full
  • Minimize the length of time your refrigerator is open
  • Choose a refrigerator/freezer that is the proper size for your home
  • Adjust the settings so that the appliance is not colder than necessary

Tips for Dishwashers

Dishwashers on their own save money and energy compared to washing dishes by hand. It is estimated that dishwasher actually use about one-third less hot water than would be used doing the dishes by hand, which is quite significant over time. You can save even more by following these tips:

  • Use the lightest setting that is effective for cleaning your dishes
  • Avoid pre-rinsing dishes in hot water
  • Wait until the dishwasher is full to run the load

Tips for Ranges or Ovens

While many people think that their range or oven is a heavy user of energy, that is not usually the case. People typically only use these appliances for short periods of time each day. You can, however, further save energy by following these tips:

  • Run the self-cleaning feature only after the oven has been heated from cooking
  • Reduce the stove temperature once water starts boiling
  • Use toasters or microwaves when possible as they use less energy

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these tips or about your specific appliances, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are happy to work with you to ensure your appliances are working properly, safely and efficiently. We serve people throughout Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and beyond and can be reached by dialing 718-368-1512.