Appliance Energy  Tips! 

1.    Never operate your dishwasher until it's considered a full load.

2.    Always use the air dry cycle.

3.    Clean the lint filter from your clothese dryer on a regulary basis.

4.    Make it a habit to check on your dryer exhaust ducts for any leaks or any plugging.  Also make sure they appropriately vented outside during the summer months. 

5.    Never over-dry any of your clothes. 

6.    Make use of clothes lines.  They are the most efficient drying system! 

7.    Never use a great deal of detergent.  When you do, it will cause oversudsing which in turn makes your washing machine work harder and use more energy.

8.    Try to use cold water as much as possible whenever washing your clothes.

9.    Take advantage of your smaller appliances such as countertop ovens, electric fryingpans, and broilers whenever you cook.  Use a microwave oven whenever possible. 

10.  Try cooking as many foods as you can at one time.  Don't keep opening your oven door to check on your food because the heat will escape wasting energy. 

11.   Keep your refrigerator away from any heat sources. 

12.   Get in the habit of vacuuming the coils of your refrigerator every three months or so in order to help the condenser run at its best.

13.    Set the degrees on your rerigerator at 37 to 40 F.  The freezer should be at 0 to -6 degrees F for a steady operation.

14.    Make sure your door gasket is sealing in the proper manner.  This can be easily checked by closing the door onto a piece of paper then pulling the paper out with the door still closed.  You should be able to feel some tension while you pull out the paper.  If there is no tension, then the gasket may need to be replaced.

If you ever should need appliance repair, don't hesitate to call us here at Edge of the Bay Appliance Service.