The weather is finally warming up and soon you may have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning, there are some other tasks you can do to remain comfortable and save money this season.
During the transition season in Wyandotte, those far too few spring temperatures, you likely use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might not only keep you more cozy 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 correctly. 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 bills. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level that 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 change according to 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 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 provides you’re wasting energy by running your fan. Don’t forget, 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 Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning in Wyandotte. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 734-284-1224 and talk with one of our air conditioner service experts.