The weather is finally warming up and soon you might have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning, there are some other things you can do to keep cozy and save money this month.
During the in-between season in Savage, those far too few spring temps, you probably use ceiling fans to keep comfy. 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 make sure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a handful of things to keep in mind:
Raise Your Thermostat
This is where the cost savings can potentially come in. If you aren’t raising your thermostat you won’t be saving on your expenses. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level too 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 depending on 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 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 benefit from the wind chill that a fan offers you’re wasting energy by running 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 Gopher Heating in Savage. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 952-373-0377 and speak with one of our air conditioner service pros.