The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you might have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Point Heating & Cooling, there are a number of other things you can do to keep comfy and save money throughout the year.
During the transition season in Plover, those far too few spring days, you likely use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could not only keep you more comfortable during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a handful of things to note:
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 bills. 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 decreasing the period of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.
Adjust Air Direction
Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to adjust according to the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to be 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 shown on the thermostat.
Turn Off Fan When You’re Not There
Treat your ceiling fan like they are 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. 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 Point Heating & Cooling in Plover. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 715-504-0533 and talk with one of our air conditioner service professionals.