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

Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Excelsior Springs

The weather is finally warming up and soon you may have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Colvin's Inc, there are a few other items you can do to keep comfortable and save money this month.

During the transformation season in Excelsior Springs, those far too few spring temps, you probably use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could not only keep you more comfortable 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 keep in mind:

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 a few degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level too much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re decreasing the duration of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.

Adjust Air Direction

Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to switch according to the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to make sure the air is blowing down. You can stand beneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, switch 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 would 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 comfy and saving you money is important to us at Colvin's Inc in Excelsior Springs. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 816-630-2702 and chat with one of our air conditioner service pros or you can easily arrange an appointment with us online.