The weather is finally heating up and soon you could have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Edington Heating & Cooling Inc, there are a number of other items you can do to stay comfortable and save money this season.
During the transition season in Troy, those far too few spring days, you likely use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a handful of things to remember:
Raise Your Thermostat
This is where the cost savings can potentially 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 utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lessening the length of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.
Adjust Air Direction
Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to switch dependent on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to make sure the air is blowing down. You can stand beneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, change the direction. Ceiling fans do not actually cool your air, but they make you feel cooler. It’s the wind chill effect. You’ll feel cooler than the temperature 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 take in the wind chill that a fan produces you’re wasting energy by using your fan. Remember, a fan doesn’t actually cool your air, it just moves your air.
Keeping you comfy and saving you money is important to us at Edington Heating & Cooling Inc in Troy. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 937-558-9478 and talk with one of our air conditioner service professionals.