Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Crestview04/13/2016The weather is finally warming up and soon you could have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Gordon Air Conditioning, there are a few other things you can do to stay comfortable and save money this season. During the in-between season in Crestview, those far too few spring temps, you may use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more comfortable during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. 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 any money. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact 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 change according to the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to be sure the air is blowing down. You can stand underneath 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 do lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to benefit from 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 comfortable and saving you money is important to us at Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 850-682-5509 and talk with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily arrange an appointment with us online.