Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Orrville04/13/2016The weather is finally warming up and soon you might have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the team at Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric , there are some other items you can do to remain comfy and save money this month. During the transition season in Orrville, those far too few spring temperatures, you may use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a handful of things to remember: 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 a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the period of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner. Adjust Air Direction Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to switch dependent on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to make sure the air is blowing down. You can stand below 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 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 using your fan. Don’t forget, 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 Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric in Orrville. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 330-821-8432 and talk with one of our air conditioner service pros or you can easily arrange an appointment with us online.