The weather is finally warming up and soon you could have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Siloam Springs Heating & AC, there are a few other tasks you can do to remain comfortable and save money this season.
During the in-between season in Siloam Springs, those far too few spring days, you may use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a handful of things to note:
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 expenses. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level very 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 adjust dependent 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, 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 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 comfy and saving you money is important to us at Siloam Springs Heating & AC in Siloam Springs. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 479-308-8176 and speak with one of our air conditioner service pros.