Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Orange County

The weather is finally heating up and soon you could have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the team at Mighty Ducts, there are a few other items you can do to keep comfortable and save money this month.

During the transition season in Orange County, 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 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 make sure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. 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 any money. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the length of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.

Adjust Air Direction

Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to change according to 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 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 feel the wind chill that a fan provides 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 Mighty Ducts in Orange County. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 714-464-3376 and speak with one of our air conditioner service pros.

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