The dollar bill trick to keep the refrigerator running like a top
Take a dollar bill and close it in the refrigerator door, it you can pull the bill out the refrigerator is not sealed tight. (https://www.RefrigDoc.com Is the refrigerator cooling as it should? Take a food thermometer in a cup of water and place it in the refrigerator overnight. Is the temperature between 37F to 40F, adjust the temperature and clean the condenser coils at the bottom of the refrigerator.
Scrap the dishes but do not rinse them, the soap needs something to break down. That is how it was explained to me. The repair man charged me fifty dollars for that information. Only run the dishwasher when it is full. (https://www.johnsavesenergy.com )
The Kitchen Sink
If the hot water faucet is dripping, it is costing about thirty dollars a year. One drip turns into 1661 gallons a year. (https://www.resnet.com ) It might be just a five cent rubber washer needed to fix that drip.
A dirty microwave takes longer to heat up the food than a clean one. Simply place a bowl of water in the microwave for about a minute or two, this will loosen the food that has splattered on the sides and just wipe clean. The food that has splattered on the sides keeps cooking every time the microwave is turned on; therefore, making it harder to clean.
Never leave the self-oven cleaner on for more than two hours. The temperature of the self-cleaning heats up to seven hundred degrees and will melt the components. (https://www.MrHandyman.com)
There are so many things that we can do to save money in the house. For example: When my husband I live alone our electric bill is just a hundred-sixty dollars a month. When we let the grandson and his wife move in, our electric bill went up to four hundred dollars a month. This jump in usage came from not turning off lights, the refrigerator door open, washing small loads in the washer and drier. Little things like these do not seem like much but over time they add up.