North Carolina Heating & Air Conditioning is Greenville, NC’s premier HVAC company. For more than two decades, we have provided quality heating and cooling services throughout Pitt and Beaufort Counties. We offer reliable service in HVAC for Greenville, NC, Blounts Creek, NC, and Washington, NC services, products, and installations for homes and businesses in our community.

We are in the middle of the dog days of summer here in NC. Our state is no stranger to very hot and humid weather day after day during the summer. While it might be tempting to turn your AC on full blast, your energy costs will definitely spike if you do. Fortunately, there are a number of ways that you can keep your house cool without having to spend a ton of money on your energy bills.

If you have a programmable thermostat, you can program it to have the temperature go up a few degrees each day while you’re at work. This may seem like a small change, but it will save you money in the long run. In addition, if you’re going out of town for a few days or more, you can raise the temperature to up to 4 degrees to cut costs while you’re away; however, you don’t want to turn your AC off completely as this can cause your home to overheat and create extra moisture in your home.

There are several things in your home that are raising the temperature without you even realizing it. For one, sunlight entering your home will raise the temperature. So, you should draw the blinds and curtains during the day, especially if your home gets a lot of natural light. Your appliances and electronics are also putting off heat. So, you should unplug them when they’re not in use. You can also wait to use your washing machine and dishwasher either in the morning or the evening when it’s not quite so hot.

If your AC just isn’t cutting it this summer, maybe it’s time for an upgrade. Give us a call at North Carolina Heating & Air Conditioning for all of your HVAC needs in the Greenville, NC area.