The weather is finally warming up and soon you might have to turn over your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the team at Air Houston Mechanical LLC, there are some other things you can do to keep comfortable and save money this season.
During the transition season in Huffman, 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 might not only keep you comfier during the warmer days but also save you money? To do that you have to make sure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind:
Raise Your Thermostat
This is where the cost savings can come in. If you aren’t raising your thermostat, you won’t be saving on your bills. Raising your thermostat by a couple of 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 lowering the duration 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 make sure the air is blowing down. You can stand below the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, switch the direction. Ceiling fans do not decrease the air temperature, but they make you feel cooler. It’s the wind chill effect. You’ll feel cooler than the temperature on the thermostat.
Turn Off the Fan When You’re Not There
Treat your ceiling fan like you would lights and turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to feel the wind chill that a fan produces you’re wasting energy by running your fan. Don’t forget, a fan doesn’t cool your air, it just moves your air.
Keeping you cozy and saving you money is important to us at Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Huffman. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at (832) 957-9332 and chat with one of our air conditioner service professionals.