Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Buellton

April 13, 2016

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you might have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning, there are a number of other tasks you can do to keep comfy and save money this month.

During the in-between season in Buellton, those far too few spring temperatures, you may use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might 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 be sure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a few things to note:

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 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 decreasing the duration of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.

Adjust Air Direction

Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to change dependent 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 what the thermostat says.

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 take in the wind chill that a fan offers you’re wasting energy by using 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 Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 805-242-9638 and speak with one of our air conditioner service professionals.