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

Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Northwest Arkansas

The weather is finally getting warmer 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 AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC, there are a number of other tasks you can do to stay comfy and save money this month.

During the in-between season in Northwest Arkansas, those far too few spring temperatures, you may use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might 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 be sure you’re utilizing 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 have the chance to come in. If you aren’t raising your thermostat you won’t be saving any money. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level too 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 make sure the air is blowing down. You can stand beneath 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 the temperature on the thermostat.

Turn Off Fan When You’re Not There

Treat your ceiling fan like they are lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to benefit from the wind chill that a fan provides you’re wasting energy by operating your fan. Don’t forget, a fan doesn’t actually cool your air, it just moves your air.

Keeping you comfortable and saving you money is important to us at AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC in Northwest Arkansas. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 479-372-4304 and speak with one of our air conditioner service professionals or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.