Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Alice

April 13, 2016

The weather is finally heating up and soon you could have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Rescue Heating & Air , there are a few other items you can do to remain comfy and save money this season.

During the in-between season in Alice, those far too few spring temps, you probably use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that running 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 ensure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a few 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 on your bills. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re decreasing the length 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 underneath 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 the temperature on the thermostat.

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 benefit from the wind chill that a fan produces 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 in Alice. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 361-265-4371 and talk with one of our air conditioner service professionals.