8 Steps to Cut Out Wasted Energy in the Kitchen

October 14, 2015 at 10:04 am Leave a comment

JenniferThe kitchen is one of the largest consumers of energy in the home. If you are looking to reduce your carbon footprint, the room where you cook is a great place to start. Of course you’ve probably already read all about buying Energy Star appliances and the money and energy savings those offer, but there many other simple ways to save energy in the kitchen.

1. Let There Be LED Light

Switching out your kitchen light bulbs to LED bulbs will save a significant amount of electricity. A standard BR30 LED bulb costs about $1.50 a year to run, versus $7.80 for an incandescent equivalent. When you factor in the longevity of the LED bulb, estimated to last 23 years versus one year for the incandescent, the savings for both you and the planet are clear.

Read 8 Steps to Cut Out Wasted Energy in the Kitchen by Jennifer Tuohy at Mother Earth News.

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Entry filed under: Carbon_Emissions, Energy, How-To, Reducing Consumption.

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