Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Saint Marys

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you could have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning, there are some other things you can do to stay cozy and save money this month.

During the transition season in Saint Marys, those far too few spring temperatures, you may use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that using 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 utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a handful of things to note:

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 even a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level that much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re decreasing the length 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 underneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, change 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 would 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 running your fan. Keep in mind, 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 Turner Brother Heating & Air Conditioning in Saint Marys. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 912-208-2470 and talk with one of our air conditioner service professionals.

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