Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Englewood04/13/2016The 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 TemperaturePro®, there are a few other tasks you can do to stay comfortable and save money this season. During the in-between season in Englewood, those far too few spring days, you probably use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more cozy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a few 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 any money. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level too much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the duration of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner. Adjust Air Direction Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to adjust dependent on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to ensure 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 decrease the air temperature, but they make you feel cooler. It’s the wind chill effect. You’ll feel cooler than the temperature shown 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 benefit from the wind chill that a fan provides 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 comfy and saving you money is important to us at TemperaturePro® in Englewood. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 720-446-5100 and chat with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily schedule an appointment with us online.