10 Ways to Save Energy in the Kitchen
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Saving energy in your kitchen is not nearly as hard as think. It’s a matter of simple steps. This Earth Day why not try to take some measures to save energy in the room you use most, the kitchen!
- Match your pots and pans to a burner that is not too big for it.
- Cover your pots when you boil water.
- Use your dishwasher only when it is full.
- Don’t stand with the refrigerator door open.
- Keep your refrigerator and freezer full.
- Set a timer to remind you to check on food.
- Keep your fridge set on 37-40 degrees and the freezer to 0-5 degrees.
- The oven stays hot long after you shut it off. Consider shutting off the oven before the end of the cooking time.
- Vacuum away the dust that builds up on your fridge’s condenser coils so that it doesn’t have to work harder than it needs to.
- Replace your old fridge for bigger savings with an ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator.
Thanks to recent improvements in insulation and compressors, today’s refrigerators use much less energy than older models. With an ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator, you can maximize your energy and dollar savings without sacrificing the features you want.
Did you know that there is an estimated 170 million refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers currently in use in the United States? More than 60 million of those refrigerators are over 10 years old, costing consumers $4.7 billion a year in energy costs! Ouch!
When you replace your fridge with a new ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator, you can save between $35–$300 on energy costs over its lifetime! Use the ENERGY STAR Savings Calculator to find out exactly how much money you’ll save by replacing your existing refrigerator. When I did the calculator, it told me I would save over $816 in 5 years!
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o Dish – LG Studio dishwashers feature ultraquiet 42 dB performance and a sleek and stylish exterior. LG tackles your toughest baked-on foods with ease — thanks to TrueSteam technology, prewashing (or rewashing) dishes is virtually a thing of the past.
o Over-the-range microwaves – Sensor cooking technology senses humidity levels within the oven and automatically adjusts cooking time and performance to provide superior heating performance. LG’s Convection technology means your microwave really can serve as a second oven. Bake or roast your favorite foods in less time. Use TrueCookPlus to cook your food easily and perfectly every time.
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