The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you could have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Cooler Tymes LLC, there are a number of other tasks you can do to stay cozy and save money this season.
During the transition season in Litchfield Park, those far too few spring days, you probably use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could 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 using ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a couple 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 bills. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the duration 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 be sure the air is blowing down. You can stand below the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, change the direction. Ceiling fans do not actually lower the temperature of the air, but they make you feel cooler. It’s the wind chill effect. You’ll feel cooler than what the thermostat says.
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 benefit from the wind chill that a fan offers you’re wasting energy by operating your fan. Don’t forget, a fan doesn’t actually cool your air, it just moves your air.
Keeping you comfortable and saving you money is important to us at Cooler Tymes LLC in Litchfield Park. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 623-208-6444 and speak with one of our air conditioner service experts.