Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Royse City

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you may have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the team at B&W Services, there are a few other things you can do to keep comfortable and save money throughout the year.

During the transition season in Royse City, those far too few spring temperatures, you likely 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 comfortable during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. 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 few degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect 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 switch according to the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to be sure the air is blowing down. You can stand beneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, switch 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 they are 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 operating your fan. Keep in mind, 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 B&W Services in Royse City. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 972-695-2264 and talk with one of our air conditioner service professionals.

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