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Air Conditioning Efficiency Tips: Lower Cooling Costs!

Summer is just around the corner. As the temperatures begin to rise, our air conditioning units will be working around-the-clock. With the typical U.S. home spending 17% (almost $400) of its annual energy bill on cooling, we could all use some thrifty ways to reduce our cooling costs.

You can always use the new Charlotte Mechanical site to save energy and money with our innovative Comfort Index feature. This feature displays the current weather in Charlotte as well as our recommended thermostat settings to ensure your home is comfortable and energy efficient. In addition to making sure your thermostat settings are correct, follow these steps to ensure you’re getting the most out of your air conditioning system:

Plant Vegetation Around Your House: Common plants like trees, shrubs, grass and flowerbeds absorb the sun’s heat and can help you slash cooling costs and improve your AC’s efficiency by 10%.

Replace Filter: You should replace your air conditioner’s filter every three weeks. Not only will it reduce the pollutants in your home, it will help you boost your system’s flow and improve its efficiency.

Annual Maintenance: Consider getting annual checkups each heating and cooling season. Our professionals will diagnose any inefficiencies before you’ve wasted money on monthly energy bills.

Weatherstrips and Sealants: Use weatherstrips around your home’s entryways. You should also seal holes or gaps in your windows. This keeps cold air from escaping from your house.

Air Conditioning Service & Maintenance Plans

Our basic air conditioning maintenance plans begin as low as $15.83/month! We’re available 24/7 with no additional charges for nights and weekends, and we service all makes and models!

The Charlotte Mechanical Simplified Service Plan (SSP) is an optional preventive air conditioning maintenance program. Our expert air conditioning technicians clean, inspect and tune-up your HVAC system to make sure it is in proper working order for our hot Charlotte summers. Members receive preferential scheduling and a 10% discount on repairs for service calls beyond the regularly scheduled maintenance.

We strongly believe that our SSP will pay for itself in the reduction of air conditioning repairs and add longevity to your air conditioning system – helping you put off new air conditioning installations. The annual fee for your air conditioning service agreement helps you nail down one of the future costs of owning a home:  your energy bill. Regular air conditioning system maintenance can extend the life of 
your equipment up to 30%.

Your Source for Air Conditioning Repair

Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we service all makes and models. Our heating, cooling, and plumbing company offers competitive pricing and unrivaled value, with flexible financing options available on all purchases. That’s 100% financing with no money down!

We service the Greater Charlotte area, including Mecklenburg, Union, York, Lancaster, Cabarrus and Iredell Counties. Our award-winning service technicians are at your disposal for any plumbing, heating or cooling problem you may have. With Charlotte Mechanical, no project is too big or too small! Call us today at 704-771-1020 to schedule an appointment or request a quote!

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“Jeff Crane and his crew with Charlotte Mechanical recently replaced our old heat pump with a new Amana system.  Everyone on this project was extremely professional and the quality of their installation was most excellent.  Even the county inspector made a comment on the “very nice job” that Jeff and his crew had performed.  I highly recommend Charlotte Mechanical.”