The weather is finally heating up and soon you could have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the team at Uptown Heating & Cooling, there are a few other things you can do to stay cozy and save money throughout the year.
During the in-between season in Westerville, those far too few spring days, you likely 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 comfortable during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a few things to note:
Raise Your Thermostat
This is where the cost savings can have the chance to 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 decreasing the length of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.
Adjust Air Direction
Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to adjust dependent 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 decrease the air temperature, 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 do lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to feel the wind chill that a fan offers you’re wasting energy by operating 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 Uptown Heating & Cooling in Westerville. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 614-344-6949 and talk with one of our air conditioner service experts.