Filipinos are known for being matipid. We value hard work and money, and so are always finding ways to save wherever we can. With advancements in technology, that could entail upgrading old and worn-out appliances for newer, more efficient ones. Consider adding these three nifty energy-saving appliances to your home: 1. Thomson Garment Steamer
Thomson Garment Steamer, P2,999.75, SM Homeworld and Landmark Department Stores
How many minutes do you spend ironing your kids' uniforms? And the effort it takes? Make it faster and easier on you with this garment steamer which heats up in less than 45 seconds. The compact size makes it convenient to use (it comes with an upright rest) and bring when you travel. This is small enough to store in just about any closet or drawer.
Induction cookers are actually more economical than LPG stoves. According to tests conducted by Meralco, cooking with an induction cooker for an hour only costs P18.49, while cooking with an LPG costs P47.05 per hour. For a real energy saver, turn to the an induction cooker that can shorten your cooking time by more than 1/3 compared to a gas cooker (If a gas stove takes over 8 minutes to boil two quarts of water, an induction cooker will do it in less than 5 minutes.) It’s also perfect for small kitchens since it only measures almost 9 inches in width, similar to your standard size bond paper.
3. Thomson Instant Hot Water Dispenser
Thomson Instant Hot Water Dispenser, P3,999.75, SM Homeworld and Landmark Department Stores
We end up wasting a lot of energy when we boil water for four people but only use two cups. To conserve energy, boil only what you need (heating up two cups will certainly take less time than heating the whole kettle). This hot water dispenser does the job quickly and only boils water for one cup as opposed to boiling a full kettle. It's also compact and useful especially for the elderly who only have to push a button to pour water easily.