Have you ever thought about it?
It can have a huge impact.
Any time you use any appliance which generates heat, from the toaster to the burners on the stove to the oven, you are not only cooking your food but you are also increasing the temperature of the air inside your home.
And, when ever and how ever you increase the air temperature inside your home you will be forcing your window or central air conditioner to run longer and more often which of course uses electricity to cost you money from higher summer electric bills.
Are there many ways related to cooking your meals at home which you can use to reduce its impact on your air conditioning bill? Yes, there are.
Is it hard to make small adjustments in how one prepares and cooks home meals to reduce the impact on the inside air’s temperature? No, it is not.
Easy Cooking Related Air Conditioning Savings
What follows are twenty different and related ways to help lower your air conditioning bills this summer from various activities related to cooking meals in your home.
Each of these are easy for you to do.
Each of these are easy for others in your home to also do; you simply need to tell them.
Each of these are easy for your friends and family to start doing as well; again, you simply need to tell them to come visit the SavingsGrid to look for this article.
|1||BBQ with Charcoal in Summer|
|2||Cook Consecutive Meals In Oven for Later|
|3||Cook Weekday Dinners on Weekend|
|4||Cook With Full Oven|
|5||Cut Food Into Small Pieces Before Cooking|
|6||Don’t Boil More Water than Needed|
|7||Double Recipe & Freeze Balance for Later|
|8||Drink Ice Water vs Using Air Conditioner|
|9||Keep Oven Door Closed After Baking|
|10||Minimize Oven Preheating|
|11||Reduce Opening Oven During Baking|
|12||Right Size Pot To Cooking Need|
|13||T-FAL Frying Pans|
|14||Thaw Frozen Food Before Cooking|
|15||Turn Off Stove Before Finishing Cooking|
|16||Use Crock Pot vs Oven|
|17||Use Flat-Bottom Pans|
|18||Use Leftover Oven Heat as Food Warmer|
|19||Use Lids on Pots To Reduce Cooking Time|
|20||Use Microwave vs Stove for Hot Water for Tea|
So, which of the above twenty air conditioning saving actions are you already taking consistently to help lower your air conditioning bills?
What other easy actions related to cooking are you using that you can tell us about?