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

Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Manassas Park

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 Woody's Sudden Service Inc, there are a number of other items you can do to keep comfy and save money this month.

During the transition season in Manassas Park, those far too few spring days, you probably use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a few things to remember:

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 a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level very 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 underneath 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 shown 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 take in the wind chill that a fan provides you’re wasting energy by operating 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 Woody's Sudden Service Inc in Manassas Park. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 703-369-5528 and speak with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily schedule an appointment with us online.