Authorized Appliance Repair Offers Tips to Help make the Kitchen Go Green. Sustain Life, Sustain Appliances.

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In a world filled with sustainable living ideas, it is difficult to think past recycle bins of bottles and cans. Why not live a green lifestyle and actually see some green grow in the pocket, too? This month, make an effort to break old habits and take a step away from energy-waste to energy-smart.

Sustain your life, sustain your appliances.

Consumers can save money by maintaining appliances regularly, extending the life of an investment and save energy. The harder an appliance has to work to do its job, the more energy it consumes in the process, which puts a strain on the appliance, the environment and energy bills.

Follow these simple tips Authorized Appliance Repair to make appliances not only benefit planet earth, but also the customers pocketbook.

One tip to make a refrigerator run more smoothly. Give refrigerators some breathing room by keeping the appliance at least two or three inches away from the wall. Also, place a refrigerator away from direct sunlight and appliances that produce heat to make a refrigerator run more efficiently.

Check and care for the rubber seals surrounding the inside of the fridge by using mild soap twice a year to help prevent cracked and torn seals. Use money to test the seals by placing a dollar bill halfway inside the refrigerator door. If the dollar pulls out easily, then the refrigerator is losing money in more than one way and it may be time to replace the rubber seals.

Keep the Heat Inside of the Oven and Out of the Pocket. One way to save more money is to make sure food isn't cooking unevenly or it is taking longer than before, if so it may be time to replace cracked or torn door seals that can allow up to 20% of heat to escape. When cooking up a favorite meal, turn off electric burners two to three minutes before finishing cooking and let the residual heat sauté the rest to perfection. Also save a step by planning out a cooking schedule to only bake in the oven instead of preheating. Sometimes there is no need to preheat if the food requires more than an hour in the oven. When tidying up the kitchen don’t forget about electric and gas burners. Clean burners allow for a more efficient use of energy.

When using the dishwasher a consumer can save up to 20 gallons of water by hand scraping the dishes, instead of running water for the pre-rinse cycle. Also give dishes a breath of fresh air by turning the dishwasher setting to air-dry or open the dishwasher after the rinse cycle. Also Hold off on washing dishes until there is a full load. Dishwashers use the same amount of water per cycle, so fill it up with all of the hand-scraped plates. Give the dishwasher a wash of its own by running an empty cycle with a citric acid-based cleaner. The cleaner will remove soap and calcium build-up that makes the dishwasher work harder than it has to.

Follow these do-it-yourself energy efficient tips periodically by adding them to the family calendar. To help prolong the life of appliances, combine these tips with regular visits from Authorized Appliance Repair.

Check and care for the rubber seals surrounding the inside of the fridge by using mild soap twice a year to help prevent cracked and torn seals. Use money to test the seals by placing a dollar bill halfway inside the refrigerator door. If the dollar pulls out easily, then the refrigerator is losing money in more than one way and it may be time to replace the rubber seals.

Keep the Heat Inside of the Oven and Out of the Pocket. One way to save more money is to make sure food isn't cooking unevenly or it is taking longer than before, if so it may be time to replace cracked or torn door seals that can allow up to 20% of heat to escape. When cooking up a favorite meal, turn off electric burners two to three minutes before finishing cooking and let the residual heat sauté the rest to perfection. Also save yourself a step by planning out a cooking schedule to only bake in the oven instead of preheating. Sometimes there is no need to preheat if the food requires more than an hour in the oven. When tidying up the kitchen don’t forget about electric and gas burners. Clean burners allow for a more efficient use of energy.

When using the dishwasher a consumer can save up to 20 gallons of water by hand -scraping the dishes, instead of running water for the pre-rinse cycle. Aslo give dishes a breath of fresh air by turning the dishwasher setting to air-dry or open the dishwasher after the rinse cycle. Also Hold off on washing dishes until there is a full load. Dishwashers use the same amount of water per cycle, so fill it up with all of the hand-scraped plates. Give the dishwasher a wash of its own by running an empty cycle with a citric acid-based cleaner. The cleaner will remove soap and calcium build-up that makes the dishwasher work harder than it has to.

Follow these do-it-yourself energy efficient tips periodically by adding them to the family calendar. To help prolong the life of appliances, combine these tips with regular visits from Authorized Appliance Repair.

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