Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Kutztown

April 13, 2016

The weather is finally warming up and soon you could have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Moyer Total Indoor Comfort, there are some other things you can do to keep cozy and save money this season.

During the transition season in Kutztown, those far too few spring temps, you may use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might 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 make sure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a handful of things to remember:

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 any money. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect 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 switch dependent on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to be sure the air is blowing down. You can stand underneath 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 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 offers you’re wasting energy by running 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 Moyer Total Indoor Comfort in Kutztown. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 484-646-3363 and speak with one of our air conditioner service experts.