Roland Black Heating and Cooling has been serving Gastonia, North Carolina and the surrounding areas for over 45 years, and over the years we’ve seen it all. As your local heating and cooling experts, we’ve come up with a few simple tricks to help keep you cool during North Carolina’s grueling summers. 

Utilize Your Ceiling Fan

Many homes in Gastonia, Charlotte, Cornelius and throughout the Mecklenburg area have ceiling fans in the living rooms and bedrooms, allowing you to keep cool without running your air conditioning on full blast. Although the ceiling fan does not cool you off directly, it can circulate the air and make you feel five degrees cooler. Ceiling fans also use a measly 30 watts of energy as opposed to an HVAC machine that uses 3500 watts; using your ceiling fan more can help keep your utility bills from sky-rocketing. 

If you need a ceiling fan installed indoors or outdoors, our brother brand, Viva Electric, is Charlotte’s top-rated electrician and can help with any of your electrical needs.

Pro Tip: Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting that are appropriate for different seasons. If you sand directly beneath your fan and immediately feel a breeze, then your ceiling fan is ready for summer. 

Try A Box Fan

You may already be utilizing a box fan to help you sleep at night, but it can also help keep you cool. But make sure you’re using it effectively. If it’s cooler outside then the fan should be blowing into your room, but if it’s hotter outside, then it should be facing the outside so it can blow the hot air out. Box fans won’t solve all of your air conditioning problems, but they can help. 

Open the Windows

It seems so simple, and it is. A nice cross breeze of warm spring air flowing through your home is refreshing. By opening the windows, you’ll be able to keep air flow consistent without overworking your AC unit. Saves on your utility bills and keeps you comfortable. 

Call Roland Black Heating and Cooling 

While ceiling fans, box fans and open windows can help to a certain degree, there’s no combination of the three that will work as well as a fully-functioning heating and cooling unit. As a certified Trane Comfort Specialist, our team of expert technicians can diagnose any issue you’re having and offer a solution. Plus, when you sign up for the Air Care Plan with Roland Black, you won’t have to worry about your air conditioning system withstanding the summer heat as our teams will perform maintenance checks on your unit regularly. You’ll also benefit from priority scheduling and exclusive discounts on replacement parts and labor!

The air quality in your home matters, maintaining your heating and cooling machine matters, and choosing the right heating and cooling company in the Gastonia area matters. Roland Black is your solution to all three. Call today for more information. 

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