Making Your Kitchen Energy Efficient Roanoke VA

The most effective strategy for improving household energy efficiency is to first target your home's envelope—walls, attic, windows, and doors. Then reduce the energy consumption of systems, such as heating, cooling, lighting and appliances.

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Making Your Kitchen Energy Efficient

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Making green choices often has to do with simple wisdom

Before moving into the kitchen for a look at how to conserve energy, let's take a look at the topic of home energy saving in general.

"The most effective strategy for improving household energy efficiency is to first target your home's envelope—walls, attic, windows, and doors. Then reduce the energy consumption of systems, such as heating, cooling, lighting and appliances."

This common sense approach is presented in an article featured in Green Home Guide , by Harvey Sachs, Ph.D., director of the Buildings Program for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) .

Dr. Sachs' article gives tips for general home applicability, with a particular zinger for kitchens:

Keep One Refrigerator Running at a Time

"If you are thinking of buying a new refrigerator, don't leave the old one plugged in, in the basement, as a backup for party supplies and liquid refreshment. Electricity to operate the old one isn't free – figure an extra $50-$150 per year to run it… Think about how much refrigeration you really need. The best rule is to have only one refrigerator, and to size it to meet your real needs. That allows the luxury of ice-makers and similar convenience with a clear conscience."

Switch to CFLs

Another tip for greener kitchens includes replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact flourescent lamps (CFLs). Wikipedia tells us that CFLs use less power and have a longer rated life th...

Read the full article in the CalFinder Remodeling and Home Solar Power Magazine