Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Alliance

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 pros at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces, there are some other items you can do to keep comfy and save money this season.

During the transition season in Alliance, those far too few spring days, you may use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could not only keep you more comfortable during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a couple things to note:

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 expenses. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level that 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 according to the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to make sure the air is blowing down. You can stand beneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, change 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 they are lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to take in the wind chill that a fan offers you’re wasting energy by using your fan. Keep in mind, 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 Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces in Alliance. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 308-321-4703 and chat with one of our air conditioner service professionals.