Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Abilene

The weather is finally heating up and soon you may have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Abilene Air-Tech Inc, there are a few other items you can do to remain cozy and save money this season.

During the in-between season in Abilene, those far too few spring temperatures, you may use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could not only keep you more comfy 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 properly. Here’s a handful of 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 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 lessening the duration of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.

Adjust Air Direction

Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to adjust according to the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to be sure the air is blowing down. You can stand beneath 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 provides 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 Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 325-200-4667 and talk with one of our air conditioner service experts.

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