Energy Savings at Home ( Stove & Oven )
How to save on electricity, heating, cooling and water bills. Energy Savings at Home ( Stove & Oven )
There are a number of things you can do to save energy in every room of your home. Turning off the lights is always a good start to save energy and money. But, are you aware of other ways to reduce your energy bill even more?
The stove is another big energy guzzler. Here are some hot tips to help you save.
- Use an electric kettle to boil water – not the stove, which is less efficient.
- Generally, thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator before cooking, unless the label says otherwise.
- If you put aluminum foil on the bottom of the oven to catch drippings, make sure the foil does not block any of the oven’s circulation holes and don’t put foil on the oven racks.
- Turn off the oven just before finishing – the oven will remain hot long enough to complete the job.
- Don’t use a bigger pot than you need, and match it to the right size element.
- A general rule: for smaller cooking jobs, use smaller appliances (i.e., instead of your range or cooktop, use the electric kettle, toaster oven or microwave.)
Microwave ovens use up to 75% less energy, so whenever possible, use a microwave instead of your stove or oven.
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