The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you might have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the team at Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc, there are some other items you can do to keep cozy and save money throughout the year.
During the transformation season in Rockford, those far too few spring temps, you likely use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more cozy during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to be sure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a few things to remember:
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 on your expenses. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the length 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 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 produces you’re wasting energy by using 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 Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc in Rockford. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at (815)914-6197 and chat with one of our air conditioner service professionals.