Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Lake Worth

The weather is finally heating up and soon you may have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc, there are a few other things you can do to remain comfortable and save money throughout the year.

During the transformation season in Lake Worth, those far too few spring days, you may use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could 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 be sure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a couple 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 any money. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to using 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 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, adjust the direction. Ceiling fans do not actually lower the temperature of the air, 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 they are 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 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 good 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 experts.

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