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5 Ways to Keep Your Kitchen Cool this Summer

At Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas, we know that the summers get hot in North Texas! And cooking with your appliances can make the kitchen unbearable. Rather than create more heat in the home – and cause additional wear on your major appliances – try these 5 tips for keeping your kitchen cool this summer:

 

1.    Use Small Appliances

Remember that slow cooker you got as a wedding gift?! Bust it out and use it this summer! Most homeowners have cabinets full of small appliances such as griddles, slow cookers, Panini presses, rice cookers, etc. that rarely get used. Take them out this summer to prepare food without every having to heat up your oven or cooktop.

 

2.    Skip the Kitchen and Move the Cooking Outdoors

This may seem like a no-brainer, but take advantage of the grilling season and prepare your food outdoors. Smoked meat and grilled steaks and veggies taste amazing after a long day in the sun. And bonus: your kitchen stays cool and clean.

 

3.    Prepare Food in the AM

If you must turn the appliances on, consider preparing food before the heat of the day kicks in. You can prep food early, so when it’s hot in the afternoon, your kitchen won’t overheat too.

 

4.    Use a Fan to Circulate Air

Consider replacing your kitchen light fixture with a ceiling fan that can circulate air throughout the kitchen and cool the space. Not keen on the idea of a permanent fixture? Invest in a tabletop fan that can be plugged in when the kitchen begins overheating on hot summer afternoons.

 

5.    Plan a No-Cook Meal Solution

Plan to have cold sandwiches or other non-cook meals at least one day a week during the summer to cut down on appliance usage. Your family will enjoy the change, and besides, who wants to cook after a long day in the sun?

 

If you ever find that your appliances are overheating – and not just your kitchen! – give Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas a call! Our team of experts will be out in less than 24 hours to diagnose your Dallas appliance issue and provide a full estimate before any work is done. We take pride in being the best appliance repair company in Dallas!

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Is Your Dryer Vent a Hazard? - Appliance Rescue Service

A dryer is a marvelous invention that we take for granted daily. Most people use a washer and dryer at least a couple of times a week. But how often do you clean it?

Dryers – and dryer vents – are one of the leading causes of household fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, clothes dryers cause over 15,000 fires a year. So what can we do to prevent clothes dryer failure?

Properly Clean the Dryer Filter

It is recommended that you remove the dryer lint after each and every load of laundry that you dry. Look for loose pieces of lint that may have blown out of the lint filter, that are now in the dryer. These loose pieces of lint can move into the dryer vent hose, causing buildup, inefficiency, and even fire. In fact, 32% of dryer fires were caused by a failure to clean the unit.

Professionally Clean the Lint Hose

Even with the utmost care in cleaning your lint filter, lint can escape to the lint hose, causing buildup in the line. Have a professional out to inspect and clean your lint hose every 6 months with high dryer use; once a year for moderate use.

Only Run the Dyer When you are Home

In order to keep an eye on your dyer performance, it’s best to only run your dryer when you are at your house.

Always Vent a Dryer Outdoors

This one is important! There are lots of opinions out there on where is safe to vent, but the safest bet is to just vent outdoors. Easy as that.

Are you in need of dryer repair or need professional dryer cleaning in Dallas? Our team at Appliance Rescue is expertly trained in every clothes dryer manufacturer to diagnose issues and repair the work in no time. We can also inspect your dryer for issues and clean out any clogs in the dryer hose. Give Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas a call today! Proudly serving Dallas, Garland, Richardson, Forney, Plano, Allen, and the entire DFW Metroplex.

 

 

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