It can be tough to beat the heat during the midst of summer, especially when you’re trying to cook in the kitchen. Sure you can lower the A/C unit as low as you can, but that will overwork your unit and waste a lot of money. If you’re trying to cook in the kitchen this summer, keep these rules in mind.
Ban the Oven
When you turn the oven on, the temperature will be set to 300 degrees or higher. The amount of heat that the oven will give off can increase the temperature of the kitchen by a lot, especially if you open the oven door frequently. Avoid using this appliance and opt for the microwave, toaster oven, or slow cooker.
Cook at Night
During the daytime, try to avoid preparing big meals that need to be cooked with the oven or stovetop. When the sun sets and the temperature drops, you can utilize your cooking appliances more without the kitchen heating up too much. Nighttime is the perfect time to bake or cook tomorrow’s dinner.
Fan It Out
Air circulation is important in the kitchen. With all of the heat radiating off of appliances, you need to keep air moving. Always use your exhaust fan when cooking to remove excess heat and smoke. Also, turn on ceiling fans and invest in standing fans to keep fresh air blowing into the kitchen. Even if the temperature doesn’t cool down, you’ll be in front of a cooling wind chill effect.
The kitchen in the summertime can turn into a sauna within minutes, so it’s best to know how you can stay cool. Whether your A/C unit needs service or your kitchen appliances need repair, contact the professionals at Tri-City Appliance, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.