The weather is finally heating up and soon you might have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Olde Towne Heating & Air, there are a few other items you can do to remain comfy and save money this season.
During the in-between season in Mount Pleasant, those far too few spring temps, you likely use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could not only keep you more cozy during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? In order to do that you have to be sure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. 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 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 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 lower the temperature of the air, 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 do 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 comfy and saving you money is important to us at in Mount Pleasant. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 843-485-0967 and chat with one of our air conditioner service pros.