Let Your Baked Goods Keep You Warm

Let Your Baked Goods Keep You Warm

As the holidays are fast approaching and cold weather is well underway, you have probably been coming up with your own crafty ways to keep warm. Though the heat in your home can keep you comfy and cozy during Winter, heating a house, apartment building, or condo can be a serious drain on resources and on your wallet.

Winter is the best time of year to make baked goods, roast veggies and meats, and make delicious warm dishes in your oven. When it comes time to pop a tray of cookies or a delicious pumpkin pie in the oven, try turning down the thermostat! The heat from your oven will help keep your home warm while your heat is turned down, and reducing the temperature of your home can help you save energy and reduce your monthly heating bill!

Did you know…

  • You can save 3% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat
  • As long as you don’t have young children or pets who might bump into your oven and burn themselves, you can leave your oven open after you are finished cooking. This will release the remaining heat, warming your home and using the energy you have consumed to its full potential