ceiling fan tips

Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Tuscaloosa

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 experts at KDM Service Corporation, there are a number of other things you can do to stay cozy and save money this month.

During the transition season in Tuscaloosa, those far too few spring temps, you may 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 cozy during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a handful of 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 expenses. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level too much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re decreasing the length 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 ensure the air is blowing down. You can stand underneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, change 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 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 offers 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 KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 205-758-2703 and talk with one of our air conditioner service professionals or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.