Monday, August 20, 2007

Energy savings and outdoor kitchens

Years ago before air conditioning especially in areas where the weather was more hot and humid the concept of an outdoor kitchen or a "summer kitchen" was used as a way to keep the main house cooler and safer from a fire standpoint. With an eye on energy savings, in many areas of the country this type of a concept is making a comeback as a way to be able to use less energy in keeping the whole home cool.

4 comments:

Larry said...

I grew up in a house where we had 2 box fans to cool the house, which didn't work.

Air conditioning is a luxury, no matter how many areas it is used.

Lisa Renee said...

We still don't have air conditioning in our home but the fans at least do work.

:-)

Larry said...

This has been a strange year weather wise, and I think the winter will be extra brutal.

Lisa Renee said...

You could very well be right Larry, the past few winters here in NWO were not that bad, a few days of bitter cold and last year had some snow but nothing brutal so it could happen.

My grandfather used to swear by looking at the caterpillars...I should check.

:-)