Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Kennesaw and surrounding areas

The weather is finally heating up and soon you may have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Total Comfort Solutions, there are some other items you can do to remain comfortable and save money this month.

During the transformation season in Kennesaw and surrounding areas, 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 could not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a handful of things to keep in mind:

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 a couple 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 decreasing the period of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.

Adjust Air Direction

Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to adjust according to the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to ensure the air is blowing down. You can stand underneath 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 feel the wind chill that a fan provides you’re wasting energy by running 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 Total Comfort Solutions in Kennesaw and surrounding areas. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 404-987-5502 and speak with one of our air conditioner service pros.

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