Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Cottonwood

April 13, 2016

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you might have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Connolly Electric & Mechanical, there are some other things you can do to stay comfortable and save money throughout the year.

During the in-between season in Cottonwood , those far too few spring days, you probably use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a couple things to note:

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 change your comfort level too much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering 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 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 decrease the air temperature, 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 feel the wind chill that a fan provides you’re wasting energy by running your fan. Remember, 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 Connolly Electric & Mechanical in Cottonwood . We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 928-244-8840 and chat with one of our air conditioner service professionals.