3 Easy Ways to Save on Your Texas Electric Bill When You Cook

by jsgs45 on May 14, 2010

The kitchen is the heart of the home. This also means it uses a lot of energy, ie, there’s the stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, etc. Today’s modern family loves its appliances!

Following is how to save on your Texas electric bill when you prepare meals for your family.

Microwave It! Did you know that microwaves are one-third more efficient than convection ovens and two-thirds more efficient than conventional ovens?  They are. So use it whenever possible to prepare meals.

Pot Your Savings: As in, simply by using the right size pot on your stove’s burners, you can save on energy. For example, a six-inch pot on an eight-inch burner wastes more than 40% of that burner’s heat. So choose a pot that fits the burner correctly. Also, use covers on your pots. It keeps the heat in, preserving energy.

Keep Preheating to a Minimum: Preheating the oven is one of the most wasteful uses of energy. Follow this rule: If your dish requires more than an hour to cook, don’t preheat the oven. It’ll have time to cook just fine because it’s going to be in there for a while.

Cook Up More Savings on Your Texas Electric Bill

When you cook, you carefully select your ingredients and mix them to prepare a delicious meal. Choosing a Texas electricity company requires the same dedication to reap delicious savings.

Just as you wouldn’t put an ingredient that’s not on your recipe card in your dish, some electric service plans should not be a part of your “electricity shopping recipe” as well. Specifically, prepaid electric service plans.

Why? Because they are probably some of the most expensive energy plans on the market. And, as they target consumers who can least afford them, they’re usually a wallet-draining option.

Call your Texas electricity company and ask about low-deposit and no-deposit electric service plans like the Texas LITE-UP Program. Qualifying consumers on this program receive discounts from May through September on their electric bill.

If you’re currently a prepaid electric service plan customer, it’s easy to switch. All you have to do is call your Texas electric company. They’ll walk you through the switching procedure.

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