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How to Keep Your Kitchen Cool

Sometimes in the summer, your kitchen can feel more like a sauna than a cooking/dining space. In fact, the heat can surpass any other temperature in your home, making for a hot, stuffy space. If you’re looking for the best ways to cool things down in the kitchen, then here are some helpful tips to know:

Cook Outside

One of the best ways to cool down your kitchen is to host a barbeque. Of course, grilling your food is the best option to keep your kitchen cool, since any heat/humidity the grill emits will go directly into the sky — and won’t get trapped inside your home.

Believe it or not, grilling your food outdoors is also a healthy alternative since any fat dripping from your meal will be burnt — and not re-distributed back into the food. Additionally, you won’t have to use an abundance of cooking oil or butter, since a grill lets you cook with ease!

Open the Windows

Need to cook inside, but want to keep your kitchen cool? If that’s the case, then it would be best to open the windows. Before you decide to open every window in your home, you should turn your ceiling fan on and turn your central air conditioning off. This will not only save energy, but it won’t waste any precious cold air coming from your unit.

Once you open the windows and shut the AC off, the ceiling fan will circulate the air in your kitchen, causing the hot air to go outside and keeping your entire cooking area cool. If you’re looking to keep your kitchen even more refreshing, then you can open an external door with a screen to keep the ventilation going!

Microwave your Meals

Another original way to beat the heat in your kitchen is to microwave your meals. Of course, it won’t be possible to certain microwave dishes (we’re looking at you, raw steak) — but when you can use this electric cooking device, instead of your stove, then do it!

When you begin to microwave your meals, you’ll instantly notice that the temperature in your home won’t change; will stay at the same, comfortable level. Additionally, a microwave will also heat your food up faster, compared to cooking a meal from scratch on the stove!

If you run into any problems with your home plumbing, heating or cooling, and prefer to forgo the DIY route, our technicians are here to help! Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. — or you can call (865) 518-7008 to speak with a representative directly.