The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you may have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the team at McFadden Heating & Cooling, there are some other items you can do to remain cozy and save money throughout the year.
During the in-between season in Dresden, those far too few spring days, you probably use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more cozy during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a couple things to keep in mind:
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 few degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level too much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re decreasing the length of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.
Adjust Air Direction
Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to switch depending on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to make 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 do lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to take in the wind chill that a fan offers you’re wasting energy by running your fan. Keep in mind, 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 McFadden Heating & Cooling in Dresden. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 1-866-781-0111 and talk with one of our air conditioner service experts.