The weather is finally warming up and soon you could have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the pros at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling, there are a number of other tasks you can do to remain comfy and save money this month.
During the in-between season in Payson, those far too few spring temps, you probably use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more cozy during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? In order to do that you have to be sure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a few things to note:
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 bills. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level that 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 change depending on 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, switch 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 the temperature on the thermostat.
Turn Off Fan When You’re Not There
Treat your ceiling fan like they are lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to take in the wind chill that a fan produces you’re wasting energy by running 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 North Mechanical Heating and Cooling in Payson. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 928-263-8570 and talk with one of our air conditioner service experts.