The weather is finally warming up and soon you may have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the team at CNR Air Conditioning Inc, there are a few other items you can do to keep comfy and save money throughout the year.
During the transition season in Naples, those far too few spring days, you likely use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could not only keep you more comfy 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 as you should be. Here’s a couple things to note:
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 a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level that 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 change depending on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to make sure the air is blowing down. You can stand underneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, switch the direction. Ceiling fans do not actually cool your air, but they make you feel cooler. It’s the wind chill effect. You’ll feel cooler than what the thermostat says.
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 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 CNR Air Conditioning Inc in Naples. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 239-241-5318 and speak with one of our air conditioner service professionals.