Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Dayton

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you could have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Jent Mechanical LLC, there are some other things you can do to keep comfy and save money this month.

During the transition season in Dayton, those far too few spring temperatures, you may use ceiling fans to keep cool. 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 make sure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a handful of things to note:

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

Adjust Air Direction

Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to change depending on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to be sure 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 the temperature 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 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 cozy and saving you money is important to us at Jent Mechanical LLC in Dayton. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 937-845-1111 and chat with one of our air conditioner service experts.

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