There is nothing better than a big turkey simmering away in the oven.
The smells are heaven sent and the look on people’s faces as it emerges from the oven reminds myself and others of Pavlov’s dogs after that bell rings. The complication is that it takes too long to cook it thoroughly. My solution was to get a new convection oven that shortened the cooking time significantly as that fan in the oven bathes the parakeet with waves of circulating tepid air. But then a frightening thought entered our mind. If those convection currents can cook that turkey to a brown perfection, what is happening to myself and others as I conserve energy by using a fan instead of the a/c on a tepid Summer day? As it turns out, our fears are justified in multiple ways. The first way is when the temperatures are hot, and the air is humid. When the relative humidity reaches a certain level, the body cannot cool itself as suddenly through sweat. This can lead to heatstroke, cramps, and organ failure unless a cooler place can be found. With tepid dry air, a hour threat emerges when the outside temperature exceeds normal body temperature. That is when you are like that turkey in a convection oven as the air from the fan dehydrates your skin and heats up what is underneath it. So, it’s okay to use a fan at 71°F, however you will need your HVAC device running at full blast if the temperature gets above 100°F. To make sure that your HVAC can handle the added burden, people are advocated to get their HVAC systems tested by a qualified HVAC specialist before the “dog afternoons” of November turn you into a roasted “turkey”.