The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you might have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Pepper AC & Htg Inc, there are a few other items you can do to keep cozy and save money this month.
During the transition season in Justin, those far too few spring temperatures, you may use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more comfortable during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re using 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 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 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 dependent on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to ensure the air is blowing down. You can stand below the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, adjust 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 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 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 in Justin. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 940-202-1184 and speak with one of our air conditioner service pros.