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Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Selbyville

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you may have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing, there are a number of other tasks you can do to remain comfortable and save money throughout the year.

During the transformation season in Selbyville, those far too few spring days, you likely use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might not only keep you more cozy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a few 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 expenses. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level very 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 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, 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 the temperature on the thermostat.

Turn Off Fan When You’re Not There

Treat your ceiling fan like you would lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to benefit from 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 comfortable and saving you money is important to us at Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing in Selbyville. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 302-436-2922 and talk with one of our air conditioner service pros or you can easily schedule an appointment with us online.