I’ve always liked to bake cakes, pies, cookies, muffins and all sorts of treats.
I make everything from scratch and often come up with new recipes.
At first, I gave away most of my baked goodies to friends, family and neighbors. As word-of-mouth spread, I started getting asked to bake for special events. I began earning money supplying treats for birthday and anniversary parties, weddings and showers and holiday get-togethers. I realized that it was time to make some updates to my kitchen. I needed to invest in some industrial sized baking equipment, including a new mixer, cooling racks, baking pans, a bigger stove and a cooler. I also looked into options for our home’s heating and cooling system. The oven produces a lot of heat and my family wasn’t happy smelling all of the different treats baking. The odor would get into the ductwork and spread throughout the house. The HVAC contractor recommended upgrading to zoned temperature control and adding an air purifier. The zoned control was a simple matter of installing valves into the ductwork and independent thermostats in each room. I’m now able to customize temperature in the kitchen without affecting the rest of the house. This has improved comfort while minimizing running costs and stress on the furnace and air conditioner. The air purifier effectively handles the baking smells and removes airborne contaminants to keep a cleaner and healthier home. Even if my baking business doesn’t work out for me, I’ll be glad I made these investments. The zoned heating and cooling and air purifier were smart decisions that benefit the whole family.