Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Crestview

April 13, 2016

The weather is finally heating up and soon you may have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Gordon Air Conditioning, there are some other items you can do to remain comfy and save money this month.

During the in-between season in Crestview, those far too few spring days, you likely use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a couple 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 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 adjust depending 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, change the direction. Ceiling fans do not actually cool your 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 would lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to feel the wind chill that a fan provides you’re wasting energy by operating 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 Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 850-250-0335 and speak with one of our air conditioner service experts.