The weather is finally heating up and soon you might have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the pros at HCE Systems Inc, there are some other tasks you can do to remain comfortable and save money this month.
During the in-between season in Norton, those far too few spring temperatures, 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 comfortable during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? 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 possibly come in. If you aren’t raising your thermostat you won’t be saving on your expenses. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level that much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the period of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.
Adjust Air Direction
Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to adjust according to 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 the temperature shown 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 take in the wind chill that a fan offers 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 HCE Systems Inc in Norton. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 276-302-0076 and speak with one of our air conditioner service professionals.