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Posted on: November 6, 2020

Thanksgiving Energy Saving Tips

Thanksgiving Energy Saving Tips

The Thanksgiving holiday contributes to an annual increase in energy each year. Use these tips to help stop the unwanted spike in energy bills.

  1. Don't buy a bigger turkey than you need. A smaller turkey uses less energy and time for cooking. It also lowers the amount of energy needed to refrigerate and then reheat leftovers.
  2. Baste with discretion. Opening the oven door can reduce the temperature inside by as much as 25°F, which forces the oven to work harder and use more energy.
  3. Turn down the thermostat a few degrees. The oven, stove, and visitors will add heat to the house.
  4. Microwaves and slow cookers use less energy. So, use them instead of the oven when possible.
  5. Help the refrigerator cool leftovers quickly, safely, and efficiently by separating them into smaller containers. Turkey can also be sliced into smaller portions.
  6. Save the scrubbing for the ENERGY STAR certified dishwasher. These certified dishwashers use less water and save time and energy compared to washing dishes by hand.

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