Celebrate National Grilling Month with these grilling safety tips 

July is National Grilling Month, so NES is reminding customers to grill out to keep cool this summer. Cooking inside using an oven not only uses energy – it also generates extra heat inside your home, causing your HVAC unit to work harder to keep your home cool. Instead, you can keep the hot air outside and lessen your energy usage by grilling outdoors using a gas or charcoal grill. 

But, before you call yourself a grill master, consider these important fire safety tips:

  • Propane and charcoal grills should only be used outdoors and at least three feet from siding, deck rails and eaves.
  • Keep your grill clean to remove grease buildup that can start a fire.
  • Make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it.
  • Keep a three-foot safe zone around your grill to protect children and pets.
  • When you’re finished grilling, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container. For gas grills, don’t forget to turn off the gas.
  • Don’t leave your grill unattended when it is lit.

Happy National Grilling Month!