Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Macon

April 13, 2016

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you could have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the team at Air Temperature Control, there are some other things you can do to stay cozy and save money this season.

During the transition season in Macon, those far too few spring temps, you probably use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more cozy during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a couple 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 on your bills. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lessening the period 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 below 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 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 take in the wind chill that a fan provides you’re wasting energy by using your fan. Don’t forget, 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 Air Temperature Control in Macon. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 478-202-3170 and chat with one of our air conditioner service pros.