Did You Know

Dishwashers needs dirty dishes to work properly (hint: food particle abrasive action aids cleaning)
Dryers use four times as much energy as washers (tip: the sun is free!)
Microwave Ovens convert household current to 5,000 Volts (tip: don’t self-service microwaves, they can hold a charge when unplugged)
Refrigerators may not work in your garage (hint: it depends on where the thermostat is located)
Dryers don’t require Energy Star ratings (they don’t significantly vary in energy use)
Washers use 90% of their energy heating water (hint: eco cycles always use cold)
Washing on cold vs hot saves around 60 cents (tip: use occasional hot loads to clean your washer)
Top load washers are only sold in US (front load washer are more efficient)
Refrigerators have a heating element (hint: they have a drain pan too)
Shorter dryer venting uses less energy (tip: the fewer bends the better)
Clean dryer lint filters uses less energy (tip: clean dryer lint every load, vacuum occasionally)
Dryer sheets can cause a waxy buildup on your lint filter (tip: clean filter using warm water)
Permanent press dryer cycles should take about 45 minutes (tip: long dry times can indicate you need vent cleaning)
Microwaves clean easy after heating a cup of water (tip: try adding a squirt of lemon juice)
Microwave radiation is non-ionizing and won’t break chemical bonds (hint: it’ll cook you, but won’t cause cancer)
Self-cleaning ovens can reach temperatures over 900 degrees (tip: we favor elbow grease over self-cleaning functions and harsh chemicals)