Save energy and money with resource smart appliances
Kitchens are one of the single biggest sources of water and energy use in the home, making up to 40% of your energy bill. So, by choosing energy and water efficient appliances and fixtures for your kitchen, and following our tips below, you can bring some huge savings in the long run, as well as helping protect the planet.
From filling pots to washing hands, taps are an essential part of any kitchen. Our collection of taps offer high-quality design at an affordable price.
Appliances are the main source of energy use in the home, so we’ve worked hard to ensure ours offer great energy saving features. Our ovens can turn off just before they’re about to ping, meaning the leftover heat can finish the job. As for our connected extraction hoods are A+ energy rated and can even connect with the hob to adjust to what is currently cooking, so you don’t need to do any of the work. And our dishwashers come with pre-rinse and eco wash settings to help you use less water while still getting the job done.
Carry on reading to see ways you can save water and energy in your kitchen...
Water and energy saving tips
Appliances like your dishwasher and washing machine account for a large part of your home’s water consumption. By ensuring they have a good efficiency rating you can help save water. Though they can be expensive to buy, modern A-rated appliances use significantly less water and electricity, helping to reduce your bills in the long run. If you’re not in the position to buy new appliances, try checking with the manufacturer of your current models to see whether there are any water-saving settings you can activate. By making sure you only use the appliances sparingly and when they’re full can also help towards saving energy and water.
Try not to fill up the kettle each time, stick to the amount you’ll need to use as this will also help save on your electricity bill. Boiling the right amount of water compared to a full kettle will also be a lot quicker so you can save time too! When you’re cooking, you only need enough water to cover your pasta or vegetables. This will also save on fuel and keep the flavour in your food too.
When washing up or washing vegetables, use a bowl of water rather than running the tap until you’re finished. Similarly, when you’re defrosting items avoid using warm water to defrost these and try to plan ahead and take it out the night before.