Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Crestview

The weather is finally heating up and soon you could have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Gordon Air Conditioning, there are a few other tasks you can do to stay comfy and save money this month.

During the in-between season in Crestview, those far too few spring temps, you may use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could 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 properly. Here’s a couple things to remember:

Raise Your Thermostat

This is where the cost savings can have the chance to 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 impact 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 adjust according to 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, adjust 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 the temperature 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 benefit from the wind chill that a fan produces you’re wasting energy by operating your fan. Don’t forget, 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 Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 850-250-0335 and talk with one of our air conditioner service experts.

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