No doubt you’ve already spent a lot of time thinking about Thanksgiving preparations! But have you thought about venting your kitchen?
You know what they say, if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen. But if you’d rather just keep the kitchen as comfortable as possible when the cooking gets hot on Thanksgiving, take some tips from us!
First off, keep the exhaust fan running in the kitchen, because this not only helps to get rid of heat, but also to get rid of grease and humidity. But the ideal type of kitchen exhaust fan vents to the outside, rather than just recirculating the same air. If you look up in the fan and you see a pipe that goes all the way through the ceiling or all the way through the wall, then you’ve got a fan that vents outside. Last but not least, if your fan can either be on low or high, you can start off on low and then go to high as the temperature in your kitchen increases!
Open a window
This method is simple, and sometimes simple is best! Opening a window will not only let in cool, fresh air, but also, since heat tends to naturally move towards a cooler space, opening a window will guide the heat outside as well.
Use portable fans or ceiling fans
Another good way to cool things down, especially if it’s too cool outside to comfortably keep a window open, is to bring fans into the kitchen. Or, if the whole house is too hot now, and guests are complaining, then run the ceiling fan in the dining room or living room to quickly cool things down!
Get your furnace checked
Yes, it’s true that cooking in the kitchen on Thanksgiving is something that generates a lot of heat. But, if you’re having problems cooling down your house no matter what and it seems excessively hot, there could be a problem with your furnace. First off, the problem could be with your thermostat. If the temperature sensor in your thermostat isn’t getting an accurate reading, then it won’t signal your furnace to shut off. Or even more seriously, there could be an electrical wiring failure in the thermostat that has interrupted the connection between the thermostat and the furnace. Even worse, if the temperature control problem is with in the furnace itself, and the switch that is supposed to turn the furnace off when the system gets too hot no longer works, this could potentially be dangerous.
No matter the case, though, an uncomfortable house is definitely not something you want, especially with Thanksgiving guests! If you’re experiencing heating problems of any kind in your Bloomfield Hills home, give H.A. Sun a call. We’re thankful for the chance to help! Contact us online or call now: (248) 986-1506