When you grill supper, you save on energy costs

Cooking outdoors keeps the heat out of the house

Grilled food tastes great and cooking outdoors in the summer keeps the heat where it belongs instead of in your kitchen.

Keeping the heat out of the house means you’ll use less energy trying to keep it cool. The kitchen is one place where you can control how much heat you generate. You’ll save energy by cooking in the microwave or on top of the range instead of in the oven. Microwave ovens use up to 70 percent less energy than a conventional oven. Cooking on the grill doesn’t heat up your house at all or make your AC work harder, like other appliances.


So if you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen and enjoy your favorite grilled food.

More information: Warm weather energy-saving tips