Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Marietta

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you may have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Boyles Mechanical LLC, there are a few other items you can do to remain cozy and save money throughout the year.

During the transition season in Marietta, those far too few spring days, you probably use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? In order to do that you have to be sure 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 potentially come in. If you aren’t raising your thermostat you won’t be saving any money. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level that much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the period of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.

Adjust Air Direction

Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to adjust dependent on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to make sure 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 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 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 running 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 Boyles Mechanical LLC in Marietta. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 866-326-9537 and speak with one of our air conditioner service experts.

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