The weather is finally heating up and soon you may have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc, there are a few other things you can do to remain comfy and save money throughout the year.
During the transformation season in Wisconsin Rapids, those far too few spring temps, you likely use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? 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 few things to note:
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 any money. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level that much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lessening the duration 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 make sure 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 benefit from the wind chill that a fan provides you’re wasting energy by operating 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 Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc in Wisconsin Rapids. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 715-301-0256 and speak with one of our air conditioner service professionals.