The weather is finally warming up and soon you could have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the team at Stanford Heating & Cooling, there are a few other items you can do to remain comfortable and save money throughout the year.
During the transformation season in Bloomfield, those far too few spring temps, you likely use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to be sure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a few things to remember:
Raise Your Thermostat
This is where the cost savings can possibly come in. If you aren’t raising your thermostat you won’t be saving on your expenses. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level that much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the length of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.
Adjust Air Direction
Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to adjust depending on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to ensure the air is blowing down. You can stand underneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, switch the direction. Ceiling fans do not actually decrease the air temperature, but they make you feel cooler. It’s the wind chill effect. You’ll feel cooler than the temperature shown on the thermostat.
Turn Off Fan When You’re Not There
Treat your ceiling fan like you would lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to feel the wind chill that a fan offers you’re wasting energy by running your fan. Remember, a fan doesn’t actually cool your air, it just moves your air.
Keeping you cozy and saving you money is important to us at in Bloomfield. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 812-825-8695 and talk with one of our air conditioner service pros.