Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Hodgenville

April 13, 2016

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you might have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the team at Phelps Heating & Cooling, there are a number of other items you can do to stay comfy and save money this season.

During the transition season in Hodgenville, those far too few spring days, you likely use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could not only keep you more comfortable during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a handful of things to note:

Raise Your Thermostat

This is where the cost savings can potentially come in. If you aren’t raising your thermostat you won’t be saving any money. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change 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 change dependent 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, adjust 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 the temperature on the thermostat.

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 benefit from the wind chill that a fan provides you’re wasting energy by using 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 Phelps Heating & Cooling in Hodgenville. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 270-358-3167 and chat with one of our air conditioner service pros.