How much energy are your appliances
Up? How much energy are your appliances
often ask which appliances use the most
power and what can be done to make them
recently, power consumption test instruments
were very expensive. However, a new
product called the Kill-a-Watt meter,
which only costs $39.95, can help
you determine where energy is wasted
in your home.
your refrigerator running too much, or
is your window air conditioner causing
your electric bill to skyrocket? With
the Kill-a-Watt meter, you can determine
energy usage of any standard household
appliance that plugs into a 110 volt outlet.
use a lot of power -- between 300 and
500 watts while running. If the condenser
coil is dirty, or the door gaskets are
torn, theyll use even more. Check
the efficiency of your refrigerator and
other appliances regularly, and clean
or maintain them as needed to make sure
theyre running as efficiently as
can also use the Kill-a-Watt meter to
check computers, table lamps and most
other devices that plug into standard
wall receptacles. Youll learn many
devices, such as TVs and stereos, actually
use energy when theyre turned off.
Kill-a-Watt meter is now available for
only $39.95. This is a small price to
pay to potentially save hundreds of dollars
in electricity over time. Get yours now!
you know the lingo? Take our appliance vocabulary
the vocabulary term with the proper definition.
Scroll down for answers.
4. Capillary tube
either a simple combination of the drive
belt slipping temporarily on a
pulley and gradually tightening, or
a drum and pad combination of components
B. mechanism that puts something
into automatic action
C. reduces the movement of the
base and tub during the spin cycle
D. rotating part that forces
fluid in a desired direction under pressure
E. controls the pressure
and flow of refrigerant entering the
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Two of the first home refrigerators both appeared
in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where, in 1911, General
Electric unveiled a unit invented by a French
monk. In 1915 the first "Guardian"
refrigerator - a predecessor of the Frigidaire
- was assembled in a wash house in a Fort
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