The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you might have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc, there are some other tasks you can do to stay comfortable and save money throughout the year.
During the transition season in Lake Worth, those far too few spring days, you probably 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 comfortable during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to be sure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a handful of things to keep in mind:
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 expenses. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level very 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 switch depending 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, switch 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 would lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to benefit from the wind chill that a fan provides you’re wasting energy by using your fan. Keep in mind, a fan doesn’t actually cool your air, it just moves your air.
Keeping you comfy and saving you money is important to us at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc in Lake Worth. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 561-533-6066 and speak with one of our air conditioner service professionals.