Tips for an Energy Efficient Thanksgiving

Tips for an Energy Efficient Thanksgiving

Did you know that as much as 15% of the energy in the average American home is used in the kitchen? Whether or not you are hosting this Thanksgiving, check out these tips below to ensure you are reducing unnecessary energy while in the kitchen:
 

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When cooking your turkey, do your best to not open the over door often. By doing so, the temperate inside the oven declines 25 degrees which causes more energy to be used while cooking your bird.
 

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Opt for smaller kitchen appliances, instead of your stovetop and oven, when possible. Did you know that a toaster oven can use half of the energy as a stove in the same amount of time?
 

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Turn your furnace off when hosting. The house will be warm enough with the appliances on and the crowd of people, so save some additional energy by giving it a break this Thanksgiving.


Source: U.S. Department of Energy. (2011, November 23). How to Be Energy Efficient in Your Kitchen this Thanksgiving. Retrieved from https://energy.gov/articles/how-be-energy-efficient-your-kitchen-thanksgiving

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