The weather is finally warming up and soon you may have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the team at US Air Heating and Cooling, there are a few other things you can do to stay comfortable and save money throughout the year.
During the transformation season in Rock Hill, those far too few spring temperatures, you likely use ceiling fans to keep comfy. 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 money? In order to do that you have to be sure you’re taking advantage of 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 have the chance to come in. If you aren’t raising your thermostat you won’t be saving on your expenses. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level that 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 change depending on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to make 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 cool your 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 using 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 US Air Heating and Cooling in Rock Hill. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 803-220-0761 and talk with one of our air conditioner service pros.