Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Branchville

The weather is finally heating up and soon you could have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc., there are a number of other items you can do to keep comfy and save money this month.

During the transformation season in Branchville, those far too few spring temps, you may use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that running 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 be sure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a couple things to keep in mind:

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 bills. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change 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 change dependent 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, 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 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 feel the wind chill that a fan produces you’re wasting energy by operating 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 Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. in Branchville. We want to help you make good 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.

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