Summer in Charlotte means the hot sun will be beating down on you and the stifling humidity will make you sweat in places you never thought possible.
In households across the Queen City, people will be clamoring to bump down their air conditioners in order to escape the soaring temperatures, but that also means there will be some sticker shock when you open your energy bill.
But don’t sweat it (pun intended), because there are several things you can do around your house that can help cut down on your bill and keep more money in your pocket.
Get A Checkup with Charlotte Mechanical
This is the first line of defense against high energy bills. You want to make sure your air conditioning system is working properly and efficiently.
Charlotte Mechanical is one of Charlotte’s most trusted heating and cooling companies with a team of highly-trained, local expert technicians who will make sure your A/C unit is in working order.
Book an appointment and take advantage of our $59 air conditioning preseason inspection special to make sure everything is in tip-top shape. Our technicians check several areas of your air conditioning unit like refrigerant pressures, the HVAC drain system and we will also inspect your system for any air leaks.
Getting a checkup before the summer hits ensures that everything is in working order. You don’t want your A/C unit to suddenly breakdown during a 100-degree day!
Be Thermostat Savvy
You may think that all you have to do is just turn down the air on your thermostat and you’re good to go. But there’s more to it!
You have to make sure that your thermostat is away from direct sunlight, drafts, doorways, skylights and windows so you’re getting an accurate reading. Our expert technicians at Charlotte Mechanical can also clean and check your thermostat’s accuracy to help ensure maximum comfort and minimum energy usage.
Make sure you use Charlotte Mechanical’s Comfort Index. It recommends thermostat settings to ensure your home is comfortable and energy efficient.
Keep an Eye on Your Windows
Aside from keeping out nosy neighbors, window shades will keep out the sun and help cool off rooms in your house.
Also, while you’re around your window, make sure there aren’t any air leaks. If there are leaks you should seal them to keep hot air from coming in during the summer and cold air from coming in during the winter.
Change Those Air Filters
We can’t say this enough! Make sure you are changing your filters every 60-90 days.
Not only does changing your filters help maintain the health of your air conditioning unit, but it helps the air flow, so your system doesn’t have to work harder to keep you cooler.
Changing your air filters is a super easy process. We have a step-by-step guide on what you need to do to install a clean air filter in your home.
Another task you can do to keep your house cooler is plant trees, shrubs and flowers around your home. This kind of vegetation will absorb the sun’s heat and help to slash your cooling costs.
You can turn to Charlotte Mechanical for all of your air conditioning maintenance, repair and replacement needs. We are available 24/7 and will not charge extra for nights, weekends and holidays. BOOK an appointment with us or call us at 704-771-1020 for your $59 air conditioning preseason inspection special.