The weather is finally heating up and soon you may have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the experts at SchagrinGAS Company, there are a number of other items you can do to keep cozy and save money throughout the year.
During the transition season in Middletown, those far too few spring temperatures, you probably use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more cozy during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a few things to note:
Raise Your Thermostat
This is where the cost savings can possibly come in. If you aren’t raising your thermostat you won’t be saving on your expenses. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect 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 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, 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 the temperature shown 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 benefit from the wind chill that a fan offers you’re wasting energy by running your fan. Keep in mind, 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 SchagrinGAS Company in Middletown. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 302-231-1380 and chat with one of our air conditioner service professionals.