How To Boost Air Conditioner Performance For Optimal Savings

boost air conditioner performance detroit michiganSticking your head in the freezer, taking a cold shower, chewing on ice cubes – everyone has their own methods for keeping themselves cool on a hot summer day without sending their air conditioner performance into overdrive. If you’re like most southeastern Michigan homeowners, you treat summer utility usage like an ongoing juggling act – weighing the importance of your comfort with the rising costs of keeping your home chilled. Luckily, a good ceiling fan can help you to reduce energy consumption without risking heat stroke.

Here are a few handy ceiling fan tips:

  • If you turn on your ceiling fan, you can increase your thermostat setting without affecting your comfort level. In fact, you can set the thermostat about four degrees higher and, as long as your ceiling fan is on, you are not likely to feel any warmer. This is because the fan creates a wind chill effect that allows you to feel cooler, even though the fan doesn’t actually cool the air.
  • The larger the blade, the more powerful the breeze. If you prefer not to have your fan on full blast, but still want the benefits of consistent airflow, choose a fan with larger blades. These bigger fans will provide just as much of a breeze on a lower setting as smaller fans do on their highest.
  • Consider the Energy Star label. As you likely already know, a quality HVAC unit with an Energy Star label offers increased air conditioner performance at a reduced rate of energy consumption. A ceiling fan is no different. If you’re on the market for a new fan of any sort, be sure to consider the Energy Star seal of approval.
  • If you are living in a rented home or other space in which you can’t install a ceiling fan, consider other options – such as portable table fans, box fans or mounted fans. Though they may be less aesthetically pleasing than a ceiling fan, they can still cool your home without affecting air conditioner performance.

If you have any other questions about reducing your home’s energy consumption, or any other summer home-comfort concerns, please contact us at Aladdin Heating and Cooling. We’ve been serving Warren, Troy and surrounding areas since 1945.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about air conditioners and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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