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Cooking

Natural gas is the number one choice for chefs and it's no wonder! It's instant on, instant off, and distributes heat evenly.

Energy Conservation Tips

  • Don't preheat your gas oven if you don't have to. If you’re baking breads and cakes, pre-heating your oven may be necessary. For most foods, like casseroles and broiled items, pre-heating isn't necessary.
  • Don't open the oven door while food is cooking. You can lose up to 50 degrees in temperature and waste energy.
  • Cover pots when cooking and cook by time & temperature guides.
  • Cook several meals at the same time.
  • Use pots and pans that fit the burners. Pans that fit a burner absorb more of the energy, reducing the amount of heat lost.
  • Keep oven and burners clean. A clean oven uses energy more efficiently.
  • Never use the gas range for room heating! It's not designed for this purpose and can create a hazardous situation.

Appliance Selection Tips

  • Gas burners are often preferred by people who enjoy cooking because gas offers a greater level of cooking control.
  • When choosing a new cooking appliance be sure to consider: size and location, efficiency, lifestyle needs and value.

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Rebates Available

You can receive cash rebates on clothes washers, dishwashers, attic/wall insulation, natural gas storage water heaters and furnaces. Go to Rebates for Your Home.