Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Lexington

The weather is finally heating up and soon you may have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the team at Kelley Mechanical, there are a number of other things you can do to stay cozy and save money this season.

During the transition season in Lexington, those far too few spring temps, you likely 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 comfortable during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a couple things to remember:

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 on your expenses. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level that 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 ensure the air is blowing down. You can stand below the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, switch 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 running 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 Kelley Mechanical in Lexington. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 859-209-3003 and chat with one of our air conditioner service professionals.

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