The weather is finally heating up and soon you might have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the team at TopTec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical, there are a number of other items you can do to keep comfy and save money this month.
During the in-between season in Libertyville, those far too few spring temperatures, you probably use ceiling fans to keep comfy. 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 your bills? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a handful of things to note:
Raise Your Thermostat
This is where the cost savings can potentially 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 very 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 dependent on 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 lower the temperature of the air, 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 produces you’re wasting energy by operating 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 TopTec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical in Libertyville. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 847-362-0262 and talk with one of our air conditioner service experts.