Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Lafayette

April 13, 2016

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you could have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the team at AC Sales, there are a number of other items you can do to keep comfortable and save money this month.

During the in-between season in Lafayette, those far too few spring temps, you may 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 comfortable 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 as you should be. Here’s a handful of things to note:

Raise Your Thermostat

This is where the cost savings can potentially come in. If you aren’t raising your thermostat you won’t be saving any money. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect 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 change dependent on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to be sure the air is blowing down. You can stand below 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 do 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. Remember, 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 AC Sales in Lafayette. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at (337) 234-2345 and speak with one of our air conditioner service experts.