Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Perry

The weather is finally warming up and soon you may have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Gillman Heating and Air, there are some other items you can do to keep comfortable and save money throughout the year.

During the in-between season in Perry, those far too few spring temps, you may 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 comfy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to ensure 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 bills. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lessening the duration 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 ensure the air is blowing down. You can stand beneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, switch the direction. Ceiling fans do not actually cool your air, but they make you feel cooler. It’s the wind chill effect. You’ll feel cooler than the temperature on the thermostat.

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 operating your fan. Remember, 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 Gillman Heating and Air in Perry. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 478-202-3076 and talk with one of our air conditioner service professionals.

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