Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Grove City04/13/2016The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you may have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Air Quality Solutions, there are some other items you can do to keep comfy and save money this month. During the in-between season in Grove City, those far too few spring temperatures, you may use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more cozy during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? In order to do that you have to ensure 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 couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level that 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 change dependent on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to ensure 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 decrease the air temperature, 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 you do lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to take in the wind chill that a fan produces 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 comfortable and saving you money is important to us at Air Quality Solutions in Grove City. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 614-871-4144 and talk with one of our air conditioner service professionals or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.