Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Abilene

April 13, 2016

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 team at Abilene Air-Tech Inc, there are a few other tasks you can do to remain comfortable and save money this month.

During the transformation season in Abilene, those far too few spring days, you may use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. 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 expenses. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lessening the period of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.

Adjust Air Direction

Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to adjust dependent on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to ensure 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 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 produces you’re wasting energy by operating your fan. Don’t forget, 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 Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 325-200-4667 and chat with one of our air conditioner service pros.

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