Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Waterloo

The weather is finally heating up and soon you may have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd, there are some other items you can do to keep comfortable and save money this month.

During the transition season in Waterloo, those far too few spring temps, you probably use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more comfortable during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to be sure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. 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 few degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level that much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lessening 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 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 on the thermostat.

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 benefit from the wind chill that a fan produces 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 Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd in Waterloo. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 519-664-0600 and chat with one of our air conditioner service experts.

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