When I vacuum my house it requires extra energy – especially after a long day of inspecting homes in the Atlanta area! However, over the years I have figured out a way to actually conserve energy while using the vacuum. (And, no, I don’t mean that I make my wife tackle the chore- although sometimes she does and I appreciate that!)
An issue that is commonly found during the home inspection process is the accumulation of dryer lint. A good way to rid lint from the interior of the clothes dryer is to detach the vacuum hose, and give the dryer a good cleaning. (Of course only if the dryer is turned off) Also the lint trap should be routinely cleared. It is a good idea to do this after each load. By clearing the lint away, the efficiency of the dryer can be higher, because it is not working so hard to do its job.
Cleaning underneath and behind the refrigerator is an often procrastinated or avoided chore. However, by keeping the coils free of debris and dirt, the refrigerator will run more efficiently. Just like the dryer, if the areas on the appliance that allow it to breathe become clogged, then the appliance has a hard time performing. Like humans, appliances need free-flowing air in order to function properly. Remember to use a non-metallic attachment or brush for this job. Thankfully, this job does not need to be done often. Once or twice a year should suffice.
I would like to hear about the ways that you conserve energy. Please feel free to share them here.
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