Reduce the effects of cooking
The kitchen is at the heart of the home, but this important room can also account for a significant amount of household energy usage. There are various ways to make kitchens energy efficient and reduce wastage. - Do not overfill refrigerators and freezers as it will affect their performance.
- Regularly clean and maintain kitchen appliances and check that the fridge/freezer door seals aren't broken. Also, make sure to defrost the freezer regularly.
- Put your fridge in a a spot that has the required space behind it. Do not put it next to a cooker or radiator.
- Cook multiple dishes in the oven to maximise use.
- When using the oven, keep the oven door shut as each time you open it, heat is lost
- Keep lids on pots and pans while cooking to minimise vapour. This will allow you to turn the hob down and use less electricity or gas.
- If available use a slow cooker instead of an oven.
- Always unplug appliances when not in use, e.g., microwave ovens or kettles.
- Boil only the water you need for a cup of tea or coffee, or boil a whole kettle and keep it in an insulated flask for use the whole day.
- If your gas/electric stove and oven need to be replaced, consider getting an induction hob. LWNT is currently running the Goodbye, Gas offer where we will replace your old stove/oven with an efficient induction hob and electric oven for FREE! For more information, please visit the site below.
Say goodbye to gas in your home