The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you could have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Breathe Healthier Air, there are some other things you can do to remain cozy and save money throughout the year.
During the transition season in Stuart, those far too few spring temps, you probably use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a few 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 any money. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level that much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re decreasing the duration 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 ensure 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 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 offers you’re wasting energy by using your fan. Don’t forget, a fan doesn’t actually cool your air, it just moves your air.
Keeping you comfortable and saving you money is important to us at Breathe Healthier Air in Stuart. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 772-353-4633 and speak with one of our air conditioner service pros.