Avoid energy spikes at Thanksgiving
It's not unusual for home energy bills to spike around the holidays. The lights are on, the food is in the oven and the cold air creeps in as the door swings open with each welcomed guest. We want you to enjoy this season and cherish the time with your friends and family. Here's a few tips to help keep your energy use low and your spirits high!
1) Get the right size turkey! Buy a bird that's just big enough to feed your family. Small turkeys cook quicker- which saves energy!
2) Don't pre-heat your oven. It's not necessary for a turkey, which is going to roast for several hours.
3) Make the dressing on the stovetop. Roasting a stuffed turkey will take longer .
4) If you're baking side dishes, put them all in the oven at the same time - if their baking temperatures are similar.
5) Use the oven light to monitor progress without open the oven door and losing the heat!
6) Turn down the temperature on your home's thermostat by a few degrees once you start cooking. You'll be heating up the kitchen as you use the oven and stove and with added guests your home will feel much warmer than usual!