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How to Save Energy During the Holidays

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11. Bake Several Dishes at a Time

The holiday season is a big time for baking. Make the most of your oven and the energy that goes into heating it, by cooking several dishes at once. Remember: it takes the same amount of energy to heat a full oven as it does a nearly-empty one.

12. Use the Smallest Appliance to Get the Job Done

Use your microwave and toaster oven for small holiday cooking tasks, and save the oven for big cooking tasks.

13. Keep Lids on Pots

Foods cook faster (meaning less energy use) when the lid is on.

14. Unplug Phantom Energy Users Before You Go On Vacation

TVs, DVD players, computers, printers, radios and many other electronics use energy even when they aren’t turned on. Unplug these items before you go on vacation, and enjoy the energy savings.
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