Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Locust04/13/2016The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you may have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Dynamic Comfort Solutions, there are some other items you can do to remain cozy and save money throughout the year. During the in-between season in Locust, those far too few spring temperatures, you likely use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could not only keep you more cozy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a handful of things to note: Raise Your Thermostat This is where the cost savings can have the chance to come in. If you aren’t raising your thermostat you won’t be saving any money. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level very 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 adjust according to 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 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 shown on the thermostat. Turn Off Fan When You’re Not There Treat your ceiling fan like you would lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to benefit from the wind chill that a fan produces you’re wasting energy by running your fan. Remember, 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 Dynamic Comfort Solutions in Locust. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 704-485-5506 and chat with one of our air conditioner service pros or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.