It’s getting hot here in Charlotte, and that means one thing: higher utility bills!We all like the feeling of frosty-cool air conditioning on our face after we come in from outside, but you may be wasting money by using your air conditioner more than you really need. At MTB Mechanical, we tell all our customers this one easy trick – it can save them a lot of money on energy costs!
For every degree you raise your thermostat, you could save up to 3% on your energy costs for that period.
It’s true! Of course, you’d notice if you turned your AC up so high you were sweating yourself to sleep, but who notices one, two, or even three degrees over time? If you can “teach” yourself to keep your home a little less chilly, you could save hundreds of dollars a year. This trick only works in hot weather, but the converse is somewhat true during cold weather as well, depending on the kind of furnace/heating system you have.
Another easy way to milk the cost-benefits of a hotter home is to remember to set your thermostat up a few degrees before you leave for work, turning it down when you come home. If you’re gone for 8-12 hours a day, those savings can really add up over time!
Having trouble remembering your car keys on the way out, much less your home’s temperature? Many MTB customers swear by their digital thermostats, most of which are programmable for daytime, nighttime, and even vacation. Programmable thermostats can save you up to 33% a year on your energy costs, and some can actually be controlled through your smartphone. MTB installs Nest, Lyric, Lennox, Honeywell, and more.
There you have it. One simple trick to save you 3%, 6%, even 15% a year on your energy costs – if you’re willing to make the adjustment! Better for your wallet, better for the environment, and better for your AC system…what’s not to love?
Ready to install a programmable thermostat? Contact MTB Mechanical today to set up an appointment!
At MTB Mechanical, we’re experts in Charlotte home humidity issues. Call us today to schedule an $89 Cooling System Checkup to ensure your system is working properly, both to keep you cool and to keep your home dry.
Reach us at 704-321-9250 to schedule an appointment now!
Reflecting on air quality, the pandemic, and tiny things you don’t want in your home
Interest in indoor air quality spiked significantly during the pandemic. People were spending more time at home, and wanting to ensure a healthier environment. The pandemic may have sparked the…
3 signals that it’s time to replace your contactor
Within your HVAC unit, the contactor is a small electrical relay that delivers a signal when it’s time for the cooling cycle. Here are three warning signs to look for.