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Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

Posted on: September 25th, 2018 by Derek Barmer No Comments

People are often looking for more ways to save money.  Even a few extra dollars of savings a month can accumulate and make a difference. Have you looked into all the areas you could be saving more? Maybe you’ve committed to tuning up your AC unit on a regular basis. This is an important aspect of long term energy savings. But have you considered the thermostat you’re using?

There are a few primary benefits to using a programmable thermostat:

Saves time – Instead of constantly adjusting the thermostat for the time of day and the different seasons, consider a programmable thermostat that will automatically adjust based on how you preset it! It can become quite a hassle to constantly adjust the temperature during the day, before bed, right when you wake up or when the seasons change.  By setting the temperature up front, you save time and hassle.

Saves money – With energy bills on the rise, a programmable thermostat is even more beneficial because of how much energy it will save, which translates into money saving. There’s the potential to save up to 2% for every degree you lower or increase your setting. You can adjust the settings to turn off the AC when you are gone, then turn on when you get home, so you’ll also be saving money here as well.

Adjusts to zoned heating and cooling areas – It’s already beneficial to have zones of your home that you can heat and cool according to preferences and use of that space. It’s even more beneficial for these zones to be preset, which allows every square foot of your home to be completely customized with temperature settings.

Maintains a consistent temperature – Instead of fluctuating between too hot or too cold, a programmable thermostat allows you to set and maintain the perfect temperature. It also prevents those spots in your home that can be hot or cold spots.

If you haven’t had a chance start routine maintenance for your heating and cooling systems, don’t worry – it’s not too late! The most significant money savings comes from your air conditioning unit. If it is running inefficiently or breaks altogether, the cost to fix it will be significant. Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical can come out and check your unit to ensure that it’s running efficiently, and we can continue to provide routine maintenance. We can also install and set your programmable thermostat as well!

Give us a call today Call to schedule your appointment today at 800-461-3010.


Get Ready for Spring Cleaning 

Posted on: February 24th, 2017 by Derek Barmer No Comments


Spring may be more than a month away, but it is never too soon to start thinking about spring cleaning and getting your plan together. One of the best ways to take on this massive project is to break it down. Plan to spend several weekends or days off completing your list instead of trying to do it all in one day. How can you get started?

First off, make a list of what you’d like to get done. One person’s priorities are entirely different from the next person’s. Here are some things that many of us don’t often get around to that you may want to include:

  • change air/furnace filter
  • get HVAC inspected
  • shampoo the carpets
  • change the batteries in the smoke/carbon monoxide detectors (you should do this twice a year)
  • dust crown molding and baseboards
  • dust ceiling corners
  • get scuff marks off of the walls/baseboards
  • dust ceiling fans, light fixtures and lamps
  • touch up paint
  • vacuum or wash window curtains
  • dust blinds
  • clean windows
  • polish wood furniture
  • vacuum furniture
  • deep clean hardwood, tile, linoleum flooring
  • clean air vents
  • have chimney cleaned/inspected
  • schedule termite or pest control maintenance
  • wash window screens
  • power wash siding of the house/porch/walkway

Next, make a list of supplies you’ll need, buy them ahead of time and talk to family members about who is in charge of which projects. Make sure to be realistic about how much time each task will take and be realistic in your goals.

Do not go over your allotted time for one task, as it will lead to everything else getting behind. If you do end up having to do this, cut out something later in the day. Also—take some breaks! Come up for air once in a while and enjoy this beautiful weather!

Have a concern with your electrical, plumbing or air conditioning? Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical is here to help! We offer 24 hour emergency service 7 days a week!  Give us a call! 1-800-461-3010 to speak with our customer service agents that can answer your questions or schedule an appointment!