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Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Hamilton

The weather is finally warming up and soon you could have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the team at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC, there are a number of other items you can do to keep comfy and save money this season.

During the transition season in Hamilton, those far too few spring temps, you may use ceiling fans to keep comfy. 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 energy costs? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a few 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 on your bills. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing 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 adjust dependent on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to be sure the air is blowing down. You can stand underneath 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 shown 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 take in the wind chill that a fan offers you’re wasting energy by using your fan. Remember, a fan doesn’t actually cool your air, it just moves your air.

Keeping you comfy and saving you money is important to us at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 513-275-3601 and chat with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily schedule an appointment with us online.