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Reducing Heat Generating Sources PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 28 June 2010 10:49
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Often overlooked source heat gain inside lights and appliances such as ovens, dishwashers and dryers.

Because most of the energy use of incandescent bulbs is emitted as heat, use them only when necessary. Enjoy the light to illuminate your home. And consider switching to compact fluorescent lamps. These use about 75 percent less energy than incandescent lamps, emit heat and 90 percent less for the same amount of light.

Many appliances generate lots of heat. Whenever possible, use the morning or late evening when you can better tolerate the extra heat. Consider cooking on an outdoor grill or use a microwave oven, which does not generate as much heat as and consumes less energy than gas or electric range.

Washers, dryers, dishwashers, hot water and also generate large amounts of heat and humidity. To gain the most benefits, close your laundry room and water heater from the rest of the house.

The new devices, energy efficiency, produce less heat and consume less energy. When it is time to buy new equipment, make sure they are energy efficient. All refrigerators, dishwashers and dryers display an EnergyGuide label indicating the annual estimated cost for the operation of the device or a ratio of energy efficiency standard. Compare appliances and buy the most efficient models for your needs.

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