Frugal Tip: Ovens Are Warm
Here is the midwest US, it is cold. And getting colder, as winter gears up and December rolls on.
As I shudder at my higher heating bills, I also try to create heat where I can find it. And to me, that means my oven.
NO, I am not using my oven to heat my house. But when I bake (which I do several times a week as it is), I leave the oven door open after I’m done to let the heat escape into the house. Actually, I often stand in front of it, because I keep the house on the chilly side.
Do not try and heat your house with your oven or dryer – that doesn’t make sense. But using a little heat you created anyway… works for me!
(PS Make sure no children, pets, or silly people get near open appliances.)