The weather is finally warming up and soon you may have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the team at Marcos AC & Heating, there are some other things you can do to remain comfy and save money this season.
During the in-between season in Houston, those far too few spring days, you may use ceiling fans to keep cozy. 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 ensure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a couple things to remember:
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 bills. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re decreasing the period of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.
Adjust Air Direction
Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to switch depending on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to be sure the air is blowing down. You can stand below the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, adjust 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 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 offers you’re wasting energy by running your fan. Remember, 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 Marcos AC & Heating in Houston. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 713-469-3357 and speak with one of our air conditioner service experts.