Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Abilene04/13/2016The weather is finally heating up and soon you may have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Abilene Air-Tech Inc, there are a few other items you can do to stay cozy and save money this season. During the in-between season in Abilene, 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 may not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? In order to do that you have to be sure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a handful of things to keep in mind: 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 few degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level too much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lessening the length 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 beneath 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 they are 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 operating your fan. Keep in mind, 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 Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 325-692-5850 and talk with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily schedule an appointment with us online.