Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Mechanicsville

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you could have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the team at M & S Heating & Air LLC, there are a number of other tasks you can do to stay cozy and save money this month.

During the transition season in Mechanicsville, those far too few spring temperatures, you may use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a couple things to note:

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 bills. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the duration 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 be sure the air is blowing down. You can stand beneath 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 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 feel the wind chill that a fan offers you’re wasting energy by using 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 M & S Heating & Air LLC in Mechanicsville. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 301-363-4699 and talk with one of our air conditioner service pros.

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