use your ceiling fan with your ac unit to reduce electric bills

Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Hauppauge

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you may have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the team at Cool Power LLC , there are a number of other items you can do to stay comfy and save money this month.

During the transformation season in Hauppauge, those far too few spring days, you likely use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more cozy 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 handful of things to note:

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 on your expenses. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact 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 depending on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to ensure 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 do lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to feel the wind chill that a fan produces you’re wasting energy by using your fan. Keep in mind, 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 Cool Power LLC in Hauppauge. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 631-360-2665 and talk with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.