Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Racine

April 13, 2016

The weather is finally heating up and soon you could have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc, there are a few other things you can do to remain cozy and save money this month.

During the transition season in Racine, those far too few spring temperatures, you may use ceiling fans to keep cool. 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 on energy costs? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a few things to keep in mind:

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 utilizing 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 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, adjust 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 what the thermostat says.

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 provides you’re wasting energy by operating your fan. Don’t forget, a fan doesn’t actually cool your air, it just moves your air.

Keeping you cozy and saving you money is important to us at Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc in Racine. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 262-358-9468 and speak with one of our air conditioner service professionals.