How to Keep Your House Cool During a Heat Wave
By: Julie Day
Keeping Cool Tip #3: Cook Wisely
Eat cold meals, cook outside on the grill, or use the microwave for cooking when possible to minimize heat indoors.
When you do cook indoors:
- Cover pots to minimize indoor humidity.
- Use range hood or microwave vent fan to vent hot air outside.
- Turn oven off a few minutes before food is cooked to reduce oven heat.
- Check the oven by turning on the light and looking through the glass, rather than opening the oven door.