The weather is finally heating up and soon you might have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the team at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co., there are a few other things you can do to keep comfortable and save money throughout the year.
During the transformation season in Haines City, those far too few spring temperatures, you probably use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might not only keep you more cozy during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to be sure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a few things to remember:
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 on your bills. Raising your thermostat by a couple 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 lessening the period of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.
Adjust Air Direction
Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to change depending on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to make sure the air is blowing down. You can stand beneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, change 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 would 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 running your fan. Remember, 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 in Haines City. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 863-216-2923 and speak with one of our air conditioner service professionals.