Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Thedford

April 13, 2016

The weather is finally warming up and soon you might have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning, there are a few other items you can do to stay comfy and save money this season.

During the in-between season in Thedford, those far too few spring days, you likely use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a couple 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 any money. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect 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 underneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, change 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 on the thermostat.

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 produces 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 Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning in Thedford. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 519-296-4437 and speak with one of our air conditioner service pros.