During this heat wave, it's important to stay cool. Just because you have to blast the air conditioning to keep your house bearable doesn't mean you can't be smart about it and save some energy along the way.
Air conditioning battles heat, but everyone doesn't realize heat doesn't just come from outside — it can come from inside, too.
The fewer heat-producing things you run in your home, the more effective your air conditioning can be. The more effective your air conditioning is, the less you're negatively you're impacting the environment. Your electric bill will be lower, too.
One thing that really heats up your home is the oven. During the hot summer months, the less you use your oven, the better. Here are a couple of ways to avoid your oven as much as possible: