Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in San Dimas04/13/2016The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you might have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Energy Upgrades, Inc., there are some other items you can do to stay comfy and save money this season. During the transition season in San Dimas, those far too few spring days, you likely use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might not only keep you more cozy during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re using 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 have the chance to come in. If you aren’t raising your thermostat you won’t be saving on your expenses. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level very 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 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 the temperature 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 feel the wind chill that a fan offers you’re wasting energy by operating your fan. Remember, 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 Energy Upgrades, Inc. in San Dimas. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 626-478-2922 and speak with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.