The weather is finally warming up and soon you could have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Moon's Air, there are a number of other items you can do to keep cozy and save money throughout the year.
During the in-between season in Shreveport, those far too few spring days, you probably use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more comfortable during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a couple 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 any money. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level too 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 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, switch 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 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. Keep in mind, a fan doesn’t actually cool your air, it just moves your air.
Keeping you comfy and saving you money is important to us at Moon's Air in Shreveport. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 318-215-7938 and chat with one of our air conditioner service experts.