Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Waxahachie

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you could have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the team at C&C Refrigeration Inc., there are some other things you can do to keep cozy and save money this season.

During the transformation season in Waxahachie, those far too few spring days, you may use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more comfortable 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 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 impact your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lessening the length of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.

Adjust Air Direction

Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to switch dependent on 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, 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 shown on the thermostat.

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 produces you’re wasting energy by operating your fan. Remember, 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 C&C Refrigeration Inc. in Waxahachie. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 972-938-0033 and speak with one of our air conditioner service pros.

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