Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A tip on Tuesday

My friend Tammy (http://tam-sense.blogspot.com/) says I have lots of awesome ideas and tips on how to make life easier/more efficient. I thought I would share some of them here. I did not come up with any of these, they have been picked up along the way from my family, friends, magazines, blogs, etc.

Before you start the dishwasher, run your sink faucet until hot water is coming out. Then push the DW start button. If you do this, the DW will pull in hot water immediately. If you don't, it pulls in cold water and uses its heating element to warm it up. That heating element is less efficient than your hot water heater, so you are wasting energy. Probably not a ton of energy for each cycle, but over time, it adds up!


Ruthie said...

Kristin, I found you (again). So excited that you're keeping this up. Miss you guys and hope to get together this summer.

Ruthie said...

So glad I found you (again) and that you're keeping this blog up! We miss you guys and hope to get together this summer!