5 tips to save energy in the kitchen this winter

Winter recipes can lead to a high energy bill, so follow these tips to save.

It takes plenty of energy to keep a kitchen running, particularly in the winter. As outside temperatures drop, Australians cook more hot food, which means a higher power bill.

In the average Australian home, 5 percent of energy is used for cooking, while 8 percent goes towards keeping fridges and freezers running.* On top of this the kitchen also incurs costs through water heating, lighting, and use of other appliances.

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Save even more on energy this winter by following these tips:

  1. Let food cool on the counter. When you slide a hot dish straight into the fridge or freezer you’re asking the appliance to work overtime.
  2. Size matters on the stovetop. Avoid heating small pans on large burners. Heating the unused surface area of a burner is a waste of electricity. The same goes for setting a big pan on a tiny burner. It’ll take longer to heat up, drawing more energy from the grid and money from your pocket.
  3. Air dry those dishes. When using a dishwasher, power it off after the wash cycle, open the door, and let the dishes air dry. The heated drying feature uses more power than you’d think.
  4. Don’t overfill your kettle. Winter and steaming mugs of tea go hand in hand, but be mindful of how much water you boil in the kettle. Only put in the amount you need, otherwise you’re spending money heating water that is only going to cool down again.
  5. Fill up your fridge. Refrigerators and freezers are at peak energy-efficiency when full, so go ahead and stock up. Just be sure to leave enough space between items for air to move around.

Saving money on electricity and gas comes from a combination of making energy-efficient choices and getting a great deal on your energy plan. Do both this winter by being conscious about your energy use at home and by shopping around for a better price.

Comparing plans on your own can be time-consuming and mentally draining, so leave it to the experts at ElectricityandGas.com.au. They’ll help you find an affordable plan and give you a hand with the paperwork, so switching is easy. Get your quote today to see how much you could save this winter.

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