use your ceiling fan with your ac unit to reduce electric bills

Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Port Saint Lucie

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you could have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Custom Air Systems Inc, there are a few other things you can do to stay cozy and save money this month.

During the transformation season in Port Saint Lucie, those far too few spring temps, you may 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 comfortable during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a couple things to keep in mind:

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 impact your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re decreasing the duration of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.

Adjust Air Direction

Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to switch according to the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to ensure the air is blowing down. You can stand below the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, change the direction. Ceiling fans do not actually decrease the air temperature, 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 would lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to feel the wind chill that a fan provides you’re wasting energy by operating 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 Custom Air Systems Inc in Port Saint Lucie. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 772-335-3232 and chat with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.