The weather is finally warming up and soon you could have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Halverson Brothers Inc, there are a number of other tasks you can do to remain comfortable and save money this month.
During the in-between season in Menomonie and western Wisconsin, those far too few spring temps, you may use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more comfy 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 correctly. 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 on your expenses. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lessening the period of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.
Adjust Air Direction
Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to switch dependent on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to make sure the air is blowing down. You can stand below 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 they are lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to benefit from the wind chill that a fan produces you’re wasting energy by running your fan. Don’t forget, 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 Halverson Brothers Inc in Menomonie and western Wisconsin. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 715-352-4052 and chat with one of our air conditioner service professionals.