10 Sep 2020
interior of kitchen

Like most homeowners, your property is full of appliances that make living easier and more enjoyable. While you may not think much about these appliances, we’ve all heard myths about how safe or efficient household appliances can be. Today, we’re taking a look at some of the more popular ones to understand what’s fact and what’s fiction.

Rinse your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher

Rinsing the dishes before loading them in the dishwasher doesn’t get them any cleaner. You may just be wasting water and doing the dishwasher’s job. Instead, let your appliance handle the dirt and grime by putting plates straight in the dishwasher.

Appliances don’t use power when not in use

Even in standby mode, appliances use electricity. Your cell phone charger uses around 1 watt of electricity if it’s plugged in but not in use. Your TV’s digital cable box consumes 33 watts. Essentially, the more appliances you leave plugged in, the more electricity you’re wasting.

A smoke alarm will alert you before the fire actually starts

Although there are some detectors on the market that can identify a fire in the very early stages, most are not smart enough to alert you before the fire starts. Even so, you should still have a detector on every level of your home and test the batteries regularly to ensure they are in good working order.

Another great way to protect your property is to secure home insurance. If you are looking for reliable and affordable coverage, don’t hesitate to contact us at Sausman Insurance Agency in Mifflintown, Millersburg, and Lewistown, Pennsylvania. We are ready to assist you with all your coverage needs.