Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Huntsville

April 13, 2016

The weather is finally heating up and soon you may have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the pros at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, there are some other tasks you can do to remain cozy and save money this month.

During the transition season in Huntsville, those far too few spring temperatures, you may use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could not only keep you more comfortable during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to be sure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a few things to remember:

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 using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change 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 according to the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to make sure the air is blowing down. You can stand beneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, adjust 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 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 using your fan. Keep in mind, a fan doesn’t actually cool your air, it just moves your air.

Keeping you comfy and saving you money is important to us at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Huntsville. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 256-801-4701 and speak with one of our air conditioner service professionals.