The kitchen is home to some of the largest energy-consuming appliances. As the cooler months draw near, we’ll be using our ovens and stoves more often. It’s no surprise then that the kitchen accounts for 27% of all household energy use.
Here is a list of energy-saving tips for the kitchen provided by Project Envolve:
• Use a slow-cooker or crock pot instead of a traditional oven to cut down on energy used
• Keep the inside of a microwave and oven clean to improve efficiency
• Use a dishwasher only when it is full
• Use the air-dry option if available on your dishwasher. Unlike heat, air does use as much energy to dry your dishes.
• Cover any foods in your refrigerator either in foil or in a container. This prevents moisture from the food to release, causing the compressor to work harder in your fridge and use more energy
To see more energy-saving tools for your home, visit Project Envolve’s website here: www.projectenvolve.com
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