The weather is finally heating up and soon you could have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the team at A2Z Air Inc, there are a number of other things you can do to stay cozy and save money throughout the year.
During the transformation season in Boynton Beach, those far too few spring temperatures, you probably use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could 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 make sure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a couple 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 few degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level too much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the duration 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 be 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 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 feel the wind chill that a fan provides you’re wasting energy by using your fan. Keep in mind, 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 A2Z Air Inc in Boynton Beach. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 561-270-6228 and speak with one of our air conditioner service experts.