ceiling fan tips

Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Holdrege

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you could have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Durable Service , there are some other things you can do to keep cozy and save money throughout the year.

During the in-between season in Holdrege, those far too few spring temperatures, you likely use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to be sure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a couple things to keep in mind:

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 bills. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level that much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lessening the period 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 make sure the air is blowing down. You can stand beneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, adjust the direction. Ceiling fans do not actually cool your 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 feel the wind chill that a fan produces you’re wasting energy by operating your fan. Don’t forget, 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 Durable Service in Holdrege. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 308-995-8177 and chat with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily arrange an appointment with us online.