Cooking up energy savings

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  • LEDs and more durable, longer lasting, and use up to 80% less energy than traditional incandescent lightbulbs.
  • Using the toaster oven and the microwave for smaller servings will use up to 80% less energy. 
  • Baking lots of cookies or a couple of pies simultaneously saves energy. If you've got an oven window, take advantage of it! Opening the oven door wastes energy and lowers the temperature by as much as 25°F.
  • To save energy and water, wait to run the dishwasher until you have a full load. 
  • Faucet leaks can waste gallons of water. Hot water leaking at a rate of one drip per second can waste up to 1,660 gallons of water over a year and up to $35 in electricity or natural gas.
  • Covered pots and pans cook more efficiently and keep the kitchen cooler.
  • Using the right-sized pot on stove burners can save about $36 annually for an electric range or $18 for gas because a 6-inch pot on an 8-inch burner wastes over 40% of the burner's heat.