Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Pocatello

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you might have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Vogts Heating & Air, there are a few other items you can do to stay comfy and save money this season.

During the transition season in Pocatello, those far too few spring temperatures, you likely use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might 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 taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a couple 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 even a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect 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 dependent on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to make sure the air is blowing down. You can stand below 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 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 Vogts Heating & Air in Pocatello. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 208-621-0129 and talk with one of our air conditioner service professionals.

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