Opto Electrical wants to tell you more about Saving Electricity in your everyday life.

It’s easier than you may think and you won’t need an expensive device to do so.


Let’s start by saving electricity in the kitchen.


Residential Electrician


We spend a lot of our time in the kitchen and we need to think about how saving electricity in the kitchen can be done and how it can benefit us.


But there are a variety of things that can be implemented to make sure you’re Saving Electricity in the Kitchen. 

  • Learn how to use your dishwasher economically (read the manual) and use the economy cycle for everyday washing.
  • Only run the dishwasher when it is full. This will ensure that you are saving electricity and water.
  • Install energy-saving tap facets (reduces flow) You can ask your plumber or Electrician about this.
  • Learn how to pack your fridge/freezer correctly (again….read the manual)
  • A temperature of 4° – 5° C for your fridge is advised and between -15° and -18° for your freezer.
  • Keep fridges and freezers away from the sun and the oven.
  • Make sure your fridge and freezer are in a well-ventilated spot.
  • Leave some airflow space around the fridge/freezer – about a 5cm gap should be enough.
  • Use your microwave more often, instead of your oven. Your microwave uses less electricity than the oven.
  • But when you do use the oven, make sure to keep the door closed while the cooking process is ongoing.
  • Remember to switch the oven off when the cooking process is complete.
  • Use energy star rated appliances
  • Install LED lighting in your kitchen. Read more about lighting design here.
  • Install Solar light tubes in your kitchen. During the day, you’ll have daylight in the kitchen, without the heat gain. Some people are under the impression that there will be heat gain. The latest technology restricts heat gain and offers to dim the sunlight as well.
  • Don’t leave appliances in standby mode. it’s best to switch them off at the wall.
  • Check door seals on fridge/freezer and oven regularly.
  • Use an electric kettle to boil water, instead of the stove.
  • If you drink a lot of tea or coffee, you may want to use a thermos flask to keep your boiled water hot for the next few cups of tea. But remember to keep it out of reach of children. 

But, whatever you do….always keep Electrical Safety in mind.


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