The summer heat is headed our way, and though we may have felt some not so pleasant days already, the worst is yet to come. As we begin cranking the AC to try and keep our homes cool and comfortable, it can be quiet easy for us to ditch the stove and go for the takeout menu. Though takeout might be an easy option here and there, it’s not your only one! There are many ways you can cook a good meal without turning your home into a hot and uncomfortable mess, and here’s how:
Cook Early On
To keep your house from becoming a personal sauna, or to prevent your AC from having to work double time — move up your cooking time. By prepping dinner earlier in the day, you can avoid the extra body heat of the high traffic times, and all you have to do is reheat later on.
Use Your Sunlight
Proper kitchen lighting is vital, but not always necessary! To help decrease the extra heat, use minimal lights and take advantage of all the natural light as you can.
Grilling season is here! To keep your energy bill low, and your home from getting too warm — start making more grill friendly meals.
Put on The Fan
If you have to use the oven, don’t forget to keep the home well ventilated. Use your exhaust fan while cooking or frying. If you have ceiling fans in nearby rooms, run them to get the fresh air circulating. Close the curtains if you can. All these little things can make a world of difference.
Give Your Stove a Break
Besides grilling, there are many other summer-friendly cooking options you can take advantage of. Now is the time to make use of your crock pot or slow cookers! Not only can they make delicious home cooked meals, but they can also do so without risking the comfort of your kitchen.
There are many ways in which you can stay cool in the kitchen without cranking the AC. Not only can you save money with these tips, with regular appliance and HVAC maintenance you can be sure your systems are working at their best. Contact Tri-City Appliance, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling at (203) 583-4269 to schedule your service today!