Household appliances consume a lot of energy. That is why it is good to use as many energy-saving tricks as possible to reduce the amount of energy used by the devices we use the most. Refrigerators, washers, dryers, and dishwashers require a lot of energy when plugged to a universal adapter plug (ปลั๊ก universal adapter which is the term in Thai), and while you obviously can’t eliminate your energy consumption, you can reduce it.
Dishwashers work using a precious resource: water. That’s why it’s a good idea to maximize each wash cycle by making sure the dishwasher is full and doesn’t use hot water. Try running the dishwasher when you’re not using the washing machine too.
The fridge is an essential appliance and plays a crucial role in your home by keeping food cold and preventing spoilage, in addition to consuming a lot of energy. Fortunately, there are simple ways to reduce the amount of energy your fridge uses.
Make sure the temperature is not too cold or too warm. If your fridge stays more cooling than it needs to, it consumes unnecessary energy. If it is kept too hot, the food spoils. It is also a good idea to keep your fridge stocked.
Washing machines are a necessity in most homes and are widely used. Although it can be challenging to limit the use of this primary appliance, there are still things you can do to reduce energy consumption. Wash your clothes in water-saving mode and cold water.
It takes more energy to wash clothes in warm or hot water, and water is wasted to use more than you need. It is also a good idea to consider washing and drying clothes with shorter cycles. This is particularly beneficial when it comes to dryers because they use up a lot of energy. Consider allowing large items to partially dry naturally and then machine dry. Also, keep your lint trap clean. Your dryer will work much harder and burn more energy with a clogged lint trap.
When not in use, unplug these appliances from the wall socket (เต้าเสียบ เต้ารับ which is the term in Thai).