Sunday, February 1, 2009

Day 285 of our Green Year: Close The Oven Door

When one is cooking, it can often be useful to open up the stove and look in to see how the food is doing. However, as you open the door to the stove, the stove can lose as much as 20 degrees of its heat. That means it has to use energy again to heat up the entire stove.
Therefore, our tip for today is a very easy one. All we have to do is turn on the oven light briefly to see how the food is doing in the oven. It uses a very small amount of energy and it works just as well as opening the oven up.

It saves a little bit of power, but added up by everyone that amounts to a lot of energy saved for all of us.

Thank you to Wandering Coyote who provided us with a great list of green things you can do located here.

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