Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Branchville

April 13, 2016

The weather is finally warming up and soon you could have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the team at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc., there are a number of other items you can do to remain comfy and save money throughout the year.

During the transformation season in Branchville, those far too few spring temps, you may use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might 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 be sure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a handful of 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 expenses. 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 lowering the duration 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, adjust 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 the temperature on the thermostat.

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 provides you’re wasting energy by using 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 Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. in Branchville. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 862-345-6896 and talk with one of our air conditioner service experts.