Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Booneville

The weather is finally warming up and soon you might have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC, there are a number of other tasks you can do to remain comfy and save money throughout the year.

During the transition season in Booneville, those far too few spring days, you may use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might not only keep you more cozy during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a handful of things to keep in mind:

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 change your comfort level very 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 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, 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 the temperature shown on the thermostat.

Turn Off Fan When You’re Not There

Treat your ceiling fan like you would lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to take in 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 comfortable and saving you money is important to us at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC in Booneville. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 662-269-8716 and chat with one of our air conditioner service professionals.

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