The weather is finally warming up and soon you might have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the team at H & H Service Company, there are a few other items you can do to remain comfortable and save money this season.
During the transformation season in Mechanicsburg, 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 comfy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a handful of things to remember:
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 any money. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level too much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re decreasing the length of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.
Adjust Air Direction
Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to adjust depending on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to be sure the air is blowing down. You can stand underneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, adjust 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 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 take in the wind chill that a fan provides you’re wasting energy by running your fan. Don’t forget, 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 in Mechanicsburg. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 717-220-4502 and speak with one of our air conditioner service experts.