The weather is finally warming up and soon you could have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the team at Kilbourne Heating & AC, there are a few other things you can do to keep comfortable and save money throughout the year.
During the transformation season in Delray Beach, those far too few spring temps, you probably use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might 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 make sure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a couple things to keep in mind:
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 any money. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level too 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 switch dependent on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to be 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 the temperature on the thermostat.
Turn Off Fan When You’re Not There
Treat your ceiling fan like you do 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 running your fan. Keep in mind, 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 Kilbourne Heating & AC in Delray Beach. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 561-287-7071 and chat with one of our air conditioner service professionals.