The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you might have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning, there are a number of other things you can do to remain comfy and save money this month.
During the transition season in Lodi, those far too few spring temperatures, you likely use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. 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 couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level that much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the length of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.
Adjust Air Direction
Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to switch according to the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to ensure the air is blowing down. You can stand underneath 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 what the thermostat says.
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 benefit from the wind chill that a fan offers you’re wasting energy by using your fan. Remember, 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 Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning in Lodi. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 209-257-3156 and talk with one of our air conditioner service professionals.