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PA Electric Service Energy Efficiency Choices and Electricity Rates to Compare

May 14, 2010

Save More on Your Pennsylvania Electric Bill by Selecting the Right Stove

If you’re in the market for a new stove – and want to save on your Pennsylvania electric bill — following are some factors to consider to find the most energy-efficient model.


What to Look for in an Energy-Efficient Stove

Get a Combo Stove: As in, one that is both a conventional and convection unit. Why? Because they cook faster than single units and they do it at a lower temperature.

Avoid Electric Coil Units: Electric stoves that have ceramic, halogen or induction range elements are not only more energy efficient than those that have the traditional electric coils, they give you more temperature control. A much-appreciated side benefit is that they are easier to clean as well.

Various Burner Sizes: You want a stove that has various burner sizes. This is because when you cook, you waste energy if you place, for example, a small pot on a big burner. You can waste as much as 40% of a burner’s heat by doing this.

Self-Cleaning Oven: While this may seem to waste energy, actually, it’s an energy saver because stoves with self-cleaning ovens are better insulated than those without this feature. Hence, they hold heat better and use less energy when you cook.

Is Your Energy Plan as Efficient as Your New Stove?

Why take all the time to buy energy-efficient appliances so you save money if you’re just going to turn around and give those savings away by selecting the wrong energy plan?

2 Tips for Choosing the Right Electric Service Plan

Avoid Prepaid Plans: These are some of the most expensive options available. Many tout how easy they are to get – and they are. But, you pay a premium – month after month after month.

Shop Wisely: Long-time, stable Pennsylvania electric providers offer low-cost options to everyone from credit-challenged consumers to those on fixed incomes, eg, LIHEAP.

This no-deposit electric service plan provides government funds to helps consumers pay their electric bill. Ask your Pennsylvania electricity company representative about LIHEAP, and other low-deposit and/or no-deposit electric plans you may qualify for.