Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Pacheco

The weather is finally heating up and soon you could have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Clean Air HVAC, there are a number of other tasks you can do to keep cozy and save money throughout the year.

During the transformation season in Pacheco, those far too few spring temperatures, 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 comfy during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to be sure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a couple things to remember:

Raise Your Thermostat

This is where the cost savings can have the chance to come in. If you aren’t raising your thermostat you won’t be saving on your expenses. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to running 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 according to 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, switch 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 what the thermostat says.

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 feel the wind chill that a fan offers you’re wasting energy by operating your fan. Remember, 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 Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 925-233-6238 and speak with one of our air conditioner service professionals.

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