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Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Manassas

The weather is finally heating up and soon you might have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Twin Air LLC, there are a few other things you can do to keep cozy and save money throughout the year.

During the transformation season in Manassas, those far too few spring temps, you likely 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 cozy during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re utilizing 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 on your bills. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level too much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lessening the period of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.

Adjust Air Direction

Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to change depending 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, 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 would lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to feel the wind chill that a fan produces you’re wasting energy by running 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 Twin Air LLC in Manassas. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 703-754-1062 and chat with one of our air conditioner service professionals or you can easily arrange an appointment with us online.