ecoWhen we look to save money on our energy bills, we usually shop around providers, check our insulation or buy energy efficient bulbs. But did you know how you use your kitchen appliances can also save you money?

The way we use appliances can often leave us out of pocket, however, simple things like only boiling the amount of water you need in your kettle or only using the dishwasher if it is full can save energy and thus, money.

When shopping for appliances it is prudent to consider energy efficiency ratings of the item and also to not buy one that is too big. For instance, a freezer that is not filled to full capacity has to work harder, freezing air rather than produce.

Keeping these things in mind and perhaps upgrading appliances such as ovens, fridge-freezers and dishwashers when they break or start performing badly, to more energy efficient models can significantly save us money in the long run.

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