As you likely already know, there are many benefits to having an outdoor kitchen for your home. But, did you know that an outdoor kitchen can save you money? When you imagine yourself getting an outdoor kitchen, your electric bill is the last thing you’re likely thinking about.
But as you envision friends and family spending time together in your outdoor kitchen space on a warm Florida evening, there is a hidden benefit to owning an outdoor kitchen that doesn’t get talked about nearly as much as it should. While the warm nice weather may be nice to grill in, the heat of summer is not good for our electric bills. What many don’t realize, however, is that an outdoor kitchen can lower your monthly electric bill the more you use it!
Today, we will show you exactly how an outdoor kitchen makes such a big difference! When you’re ready to take the next step towards your dream outdoor kitchen, call Synergy Outdoor Living to get a quote today on your grilling oasis!
How Can an Outdoor Kitchen Save Me Money?
In the warmer months, cooking indoors can increase your electric bill due to your home’s air conditioning having to work even harder to cool down your home. Running the oven for a decent amount of time can raise your house’s temperature, often by 5+ degrees! This of course causes your air conditioning to continue to run even longer and therefore, runs up your electricity bill.
Cooking indoors can heat up your home! In the Summer months, this can cause a big spike in your AC usage.
Keep the Party Outside
You may also not realize it, but, having more bodies indoors, means the overall temperature of your home will also go up. So, next time you entertain guests this summer, consider having your outdoor kitchen space be the main focus of your summer cookout!
Not only will you be preparing your meals outdoors and preventing your indoor kitchen from getting too hot, but you’ll be keeping the majority of your guests entertained outdoors, keeping your home cool.
Cooking With Less Energy
Another way your outdoor kitchen can save you on your electricity bill is if you choose to install a built-in gas or wood grill for your space. Modern gas grills can be used for grilling meats, veggies, and even for baking delicious, sweet treats.
This means, that if you substitute your oven for a gas grill outdoors in the hotter months, you’ll be eliminating one more appliance from running up your electricity bill. Plus, the heat from your oven won’t be escaping into your home. Yes!
If you are cooking outdoors while there is still daylight, there’s really no extra lighting needed. Instead of keeping all the lights on inside, you’ll be soaking up the sun and cooking with natural light, lowering your electric bill along the way.
Get The Outdoor Kitchen of Your Dreams With Synergy Outdoor Living
If you have a family that enjoys cooking at home, we highly recommend you consider utilizing your outdoor kitchen year-round, for your everyday cooking needs.
Depending on how often you decide to substitute your use of the indoor kitchen for your outdoor one, it is estimated that you could save up to $700 a year! Those savings could add up! P.S. You could potentially save more, especially if your home is currently not energy efficient.
Sound too good to be true? Give us a call today at 813-322-2137 to get an outdoor kitchen quote for your Tampa, Orlando, or Jacksonville area home!