Families spend most of their time in the kitchen hanging out, eating, and some even watch TV in the kitchen. However, the kitchen can also rack up a higher electric bill for you.
Jeremy Tucker from Delaware Electric Co-Op explains why your electric bills may be so high, and what you can do to change that.
The appliances in your kitchen are the main culprits, Jeremy reveals many tips on how to change your cooking habits to save you money on energy expenses.
- Cooking food in large batches & fitting pans into all available oven space
- Keep the oven door closed while cooking
- Turn oven off 10 minutes before the end of cooking time.
- Cover food on the stove top with pot lids to help it cook faster
- When heating water on the stove top, fill pan with hot water instead of cold water
- Use your microwave or crock-pot to cook
- Set refrigerator temperature to 34 degrees
- Set freezer temperature to between 0-5 degrees
- Wait until dishwasher is completely full
- Use cold water to clean off dishes and use air dry cycle instead of heart dry setting to dry dishes
Jeremy reminds us that these tips are simple and can save you a lot of money over the course of a year. Jeremy says, “If you’re considering buying new appliances, buy those that are energy star certified. They’ll save you even more money.