It should come as no surprise that your kitchen is one of the most prized rooms in your home. From cooking to eating to entertaining, we rely a lot on our kitchens. As a result, it’s important to ensure that our kitchen activities are eco-friendly and not costing us extra. The following are three eco-friendly ideas for your kitchen to ensure your kitchen isn’t draining you dry or contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer while in use.

Use a Top and Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

If you have a side-by-side refrigerator, you are using more energy than other households. When someone opens the door of your refrigerator, they never open just one. They open both doors, even though they can only look at one side at the time. Unfortunately, this practice leads to cool air escaping your refrigerator. To correct this problem, purchase a refrigerator that has a top and bottom unit. By doing this, you increase the chances of family members looking in one compartment at a time.

Switch the Lighting in Your Kitchen

Another easy way to save money in the most often used room in the home is to change your lights. Fluorescent lights don’t use as much energy as other lights. With the help of P & D Mechanical, we can remove your old light fixtures and replace them with light fixtures that require lights that use low energy. With knowledge and experience about the placement of your lighting, we can ensure that you conserve energy without sacrificing sight in your kitchen.

Incorporate More Ventilation

Did you know that some air indoors is more polluted than the air outdoors? With so few households opening their windows to allow fresh air to circulate throughout the home, air contaminated with VOCs remain in the home. With VOCs in the air, people with allergies and those who suffer from breathing issues may find it hard to breathe. Fortunately, you can install more natural ways to ventilate your home and benefit from fresh air freely flowing through your home. With our help, we can help you choose the right system that not only looks great, but it works to ensure the air in your home doesn’t make anyone sick.

With the kitchen being one of the most used places in your home, it’s important to ensure that using your kitchen isn’t increasing your household costs. By incorporating these simple eco-friendly strategies into your kitchen’s design, you can save money without sacrificing the functionality of your kitchen.

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