The weather is finally warming up and soon you could have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the team at Total Comfort, there are a few other items you can do to keep cozy and save money this season.
During the transformation season in Franklin Lakes, those far too few spring temperatures, you likely use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? 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 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 on your bills. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level too much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re decreasing the duration 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 beneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, switch 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 shown on the thermostat.
Turn Off Fan When You’re Not There
Treat your ceiling fan like they are lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to benefit from 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 comfortable and saving you money is important to us at Total Comfort in Franklin Lakes. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 201-268-5663 and speak with one of our air conditioner service professionals.