This is the perfect time of the year to clean your oven. The heat from your oven will help to warm up the house.
The self cleaning oven setting is a very high heat. In order to save energy, set the oven to clean right after baking. When I make pita bread, the recipe requires that the oven be heated to 500degrees. Once I’ve finished baking the last of the pita bread, I close and lock the oven and set it to self clean. I’ve heard that clean ovens distribute heat more evenly when baking. I’m not sure if that it the case or not, but I know that I like having my oven fresh and shiny!