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North Carolina summers bring hot, humid weather that can leave you sweltering. Make your home a welcome haven from the temperatures outside by implementing smart cooling solutions. Simple decisions which can also require minimal effort can make a difference in indoor cooling so you can be comfortable even when it’s miserable outside.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

Smart use of a programmable thermostat helps to keep your home at just the right temperature all day and night. A programmable thermostat does the work for you instead so you don’t have to worry about adjusting settings constantly. You will be able to program settings based on your activities or routine throughout each day of week. Use higher settings and keep your home warmer when no one is home, for instance, and cooler when there are more people and increased activity. A programmable thermostat used effectively will keep your home comfortable and increase energy efficiency so you can lower your utility bills.

Sign Up for an HVAC Maintenance Plan

It is a good idea to sign up for a maintenance plan and have your air conditioner serviced at least once a year to keep it in good working condition. Your HVAC technician will perform a comprehensive check of all parts of the system including:

  • Inspecting and lubricating moving parts
  • Checking refrigerant levels
  • Inspecting wiring and connections
  • Cleaning parts of the unit as needed
  • Inspecting the furnace
  • Signing up for an HVAC maintenance plan increases your air conditioner’s performance and longevity. It will also help to increase comfort and reduce energy bills, as proper care increases its efficiency.

    Simple Shading

    A few landscaping upgrades can help to cool your home. Plant trees and shrubbery to provide shade for any window that get direct sunlight. You have the additional benefits of beautifying your home and helping the environment.

    From taking care of your air conditioner to proper thermostat use, simple measures can help to keep your home more comfortable. Contact J&J Mechanical, Inc. at (855) 800-1341 in Kinston, or (888) 716-0052 in Greenville, to learn more about how we can improve indoor comfort and help you save.

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