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Ways to save electricity on Thanksgiving

Ways to save electricity on Thanksgiving

The big day is almost here! Thanksgiving will be a day filled with love, laughter, family and feasting! As you prepare for a gobble of a good time, keep the following energy tips in mind:

Don’t overdo your oven:
Cooking multiple things at once and resisting the urge to peek into the oven will keep your oven working only when it needs to. Remember that every time you open your oven, the temperature drops by 25 to 30 degrees in addition to raising the temperature in your kitchen.

Make use of your microwave:
Microwaves use half as much electricity as conventional ovens, and cook items in a shorter time. Consider using your microwave to cook smaller items and leave the big dishes for the oven.

Be burner smart:
Make sure you match up pots and pans to your burners. Using a small pot on a big burner wastes electricity.

Give your fridge and yourself a much needed break:
Your fridge works hard all the time! This Thanksgiving, consider using a cooler rather than opening your fridge over and over to get out cold items like drinks. Also be sure to give hot food time to cool down before storing them. When your guests have all left, load the dishwasher, and kick back and relax. Using your dishwasher saves electricity and water. Be sure to fill it up completely to get the most bang for your buck!

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at LCEC!

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