Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Tuscaloosa

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you might have to switch 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 remain cozy and save money this month.

During the in-between 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 money? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a handful of 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 expenses. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level too much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the length of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.

Adjust Air Direction

Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to change according to 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, change 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 benefit from the wind chill that a fan produces you’re wasting energy by running your fan. Keep in mind, 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 205-208-8090 and speak with one of our air conditioner service pros.

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