The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you might have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Pliescott HVAC Services LLC , there are a few other items you can do to stay comfortable and save money this season.
During the in-between season in Cambridge, those far too few spring temperatures, you may use ceiling fans to keep cool. 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 money? In order to do that you have to be sure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a handful of things to note:
Raise Your Thermostat
This is where the cost savings can potentially come in. If you aren’t raising your thermostat you won’t be saving on your expenses. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level that 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 adjust dependent on 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, 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 what the thermostat says.
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 take in the wind chill that a fan produces you’re wasting energy by operating your fan. Remember, a fan doesn’t actually cool your air, it just moves your air.
Keeping you cozy and saving you money is important to us at Pliescott HVAC Services LLC in Cambridge. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 410-228-4822 and speak with one of our air conditioner service experts.