Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Shelby

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you might have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the team at Hopper Heating and Air, there are a number of other things you can do to remain comfy and save money this season.

During the transition season in Shelby, those far too few spring temperatures, you likely use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may 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 be sure you’re using 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 a few 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 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 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 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 produces you’re wasting energy by running your fan. Remember, 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 Hopper Heating and Air in Shelby. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 704-233-7363 and talk with one of our air conditioner service professionals.

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