Ways for Charlotte Homeowners to Stay Cool This Summer

May 20, 2016
Ross and Witmer

When the temperature soars, your Charlotte, North Carolina, home doesn’t have to feel like an oven. Take a look at the different ways to stay cool this summer besides lowering the temperature on your air conditioner.

Keep Hot Air Out

You have several options to keep the hot air out. Keep your blinds and doors closed. Have your fans spin counter-clockwise to mix warm air with cool air for greater comfort. Grill outside instead of turning on the stove or oven.

Keep Cold Air In

Air leaks and problems with ventilation allow cold air to escape outside. As a result, your air conditioner will have to work harder, and you’ll be less comfortable. During our Home Health Assessment, we check your basement, crawl spaces, and attic for leaks and your ductwork to make sure air is flowing the way it should.

Install a New Smart Thermostat

The new thermostats on the market go far beyond simply scheduling when to turn on and off. Depending on the type you select, you’ll receive energy usage reports and reminders to change your filters. You’ll also be able to control the humidity levels in your home and reset your thermostat from anywhere using your smartphone.

Ban High Humidity

High humidity is unavoidable when you walk outside, but there’s no need to let it affect your home. Keeping your humidity levels at a steady rate of 40 to 70 percent isn’t just good for your comfort – it also keeps you healthier and prevents mold from finding a place to grow. Consider a whole-house humidifier to stay comfortable all year.

Keep Your System Running Efficiently

Schedule HVAC service before the summer heat gets too bad. With our 17-point check-up, we’ll change your filters, clean your coils, check your compressor,  and much more. We’ll find small problems before they require big, expensive repairs, and you can rest easy knowing your home will be cool and comfortable all summer.

When you’re ready to keep your home cool this summer, call the experts at Ross & Witmer at 704-392-6188.

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