Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Zelienople04/13/2016The 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 experts at Knoechel Heating Company, there are some other things you can do to keep comfortable and save money throughout the year. During the transition season in Zelienople, those far too few spring temps, you likely 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 cozy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to be sure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a few things to note: 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 bills. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level that much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lessening the duration 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 ensure 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 what the thermostat says. 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 take in the wind chill that a fan provides you’re wasting energy by running your fan. Remember, 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 Knoechel Heating Company in Zelienople. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 724-452-6280 and speak with one of our air conditioner service professionals or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.