Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Fort Worth

The weather is finally warming up and soon you might have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Breeze Air and Heat, there are a number of other tasks you can do to keep comfy and save money this season.

During the transition season in Fort Worth, those far too few spring days, you probably use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that operating 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 taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a handful of things to keep in mind:

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 on your bills. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level that 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 change depending on 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, 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 the temperature on the thermostat.

Turn Off Fan When You’re Not There

Treat your ceiling fan like you would lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to benefit from the wind chill that a fan offers you’re wasting energy by running your fan. Don’t forget, 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 Breeze Air and Heat in Fort Worth. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 817-864-1021 and chat with one of our air conditioner service pros or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.

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