The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you may have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the pros at J.L. Brady Company LLC, there are some other things you can do to stay comfortable and save money throughout the year.
During the transition season in Moline, those far too few spring temperatures, you probably use ceiling fans to keep cool. 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 ensure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a few things to keep in mind:
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 few degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level too much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re decreasing the length 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 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 comfy and saving you money is important to us at J.L. Brady Company LLC in Moline. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 309-517-7511 and chat with one of our air conditioner service experts.