Charlotte Heating Up For Summer

Keeping your home cool and comfortable in the summertime is a big job! Did you know that ventilating your attic can save you money on air-conditioning costs?

Allowing hot air to escape through proper attic ventilation can bring the attic temperature down by as much as 30°!

Here are some other tips to keep your home cool all summer:

Plan the use of your dishwasher and dryer around cooler parts of the day. Many of these appliances can be a major source of unwanted strain on your air-conditioner by causing heat build up that will need to be cooled.

Incandescent lights give off heat energy. Use them only when necessary. When using artificial light it’s good to know that compact fluorescent lamps give off 90% less heat. Natural daylight is a great choice when you can allow it in without causing extra heat.

Summer Breeze

Ceiling fans help you feel cooler by about 4°. Fans do not actually cool the room but can move heat away from the body and create a sensation of being cooler.

Evaporative coolers use about one quarter the energy of conventional air conditioners and can be cost effective. Some utility companies offer rebates and other incentives for using such energy-saving devices including installation of energy efficient lighting and appliances. Contact your utility company for more information.

Location Counts

Seal off your laundry room from the rest of the house. Insulate or isolate your hot water heater so extra heat won’t accumulate in unwanted areas of the house. These considerations are especially important when you are building a new home. When it’s time to purchase new appliances make sure they are energy efficient for your geographic location.

Insulation, shade, and scheduling energy use are useful and smart ways to save money and contribute to a more energy efficient home.

Have your air conditioning system inspected or serviced regularly. The cost is a wise preventive measure that can save hundreds or thousands of dollars in the long run.

Charlotte Comfort Systems is your one stop for the best in air conditioning so you and your family can have the best summer ever.