Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Marshalltown

The weather is finally warming up and soon you might have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the team at Kapaun & Brown Inc., there are some other items you can do to stay cozy and save money this season.

During the transition season in Marshalltown, those far too few spring temps, you may use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might 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 utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a couple things to keep in mind:

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 any money. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level that much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re decreasing the period of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.

Adjust Air Direction

Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to switch depending on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to make sure 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 lower the temperature of the air, 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 take in the wind chill that a fan produces 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 cozy and saving you money is important to us at Kapaun & Brown Inc. in Marshalltown. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 641-753-3563 and chat with one of our air conditioner service pros.

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