The weather is finally heating up and soon you might have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the team at Gillman Heating and Air, there are a few other things you can do to remain cozy and save money this month.
During the in-between season in Perry, those far too few spring days, you probably 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 comfy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. 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 any money. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the duration of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.
Adjust Air Direction
Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to change dependent 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, 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 would lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to feel the wind chill that a fan provides 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 comfy and saving you money is important to us at Gillman Heating and Air in Perry. We want to help you make the best 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 experts.