How to reduce heat in kitchen while cooking in summer

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Reducing heat in the kitchen, especially during hot weather or when cooking for extended periods, can help maintain a comfortable environment and lower energy costs.

Here are some tips to accomplish this:

Use exhaust fans
Turn on any exhaust fans in your kitchen to help remove heat, steam, and cooking odours. Ventilation can significantly improve air circulation and reduce the overall temperature.

Use heat-reducing appliances
Consider investing in appliances designed to reduce heat, such as induction cooktops, which generate less ambient heat than traditional stovetops. Consider using smaller appliances like a microwave, toaster oven, or air fryer. These appliances generate less heat and can help keep your kitchen cooler.

Choose cooler cooking methods
Opt for cooking methods that generate less heat, such as steaming, boiling, or sautéing, rather than methods like frying or broiling, which can produce more heat.

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Use heat-resistant window coverings
Install heat-resistant window coverings like blinds or curtains to block out direct sunlight and prevent your kitchen from heating up too quickly.

Cook during cooler hours
Try to do most of your cooking during the cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or late evening, to avoid peak temperatures.

Optimize refrigeration
Ensure that your refrigerator and freezer are working efficiently by keeping the coils clean and not overfilling them. This will help them run more efficiently and produce less excess heat.

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Utilize fans and air conditioning
If you have ceiling fans or portable fans, use them to circulate air and create a breeze in the kitchen. If you have air conditioning, use it to keep the overall temperature of your home comfortable.

By implementing these tips, you can effectively reduce heat in your kitchen and create a more pleasant cooking environment, especially during hot weather.

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