The weather is finally warming up and soon you might 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 some other tasks you can do to keep comfy and save money this season.
During the in-between season in Port St. Lucie, those far too few spring days, you probably use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might not only keep you more cozy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. 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 couple degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level too 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 switch depending on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to be 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 actually 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 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 offers 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 cozy and saving you money is important to us at Custom Air Systems Inc in Port St. Lucie. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 772-247-2283 and speak with one of our air conditioner service professionals.