Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Chatsworth04/13/2016The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you could have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the experts at True Temp Heating & Air Inc, there are a number of other things you can do to remain cozy and save money this month. During the transformation season in Chatsworth, 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 might not only keep you more cozy during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a couple things to note: 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 on your expenses. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re decreasing the duration of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner. Adjust Air Direction Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to change 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 cool your air, 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 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 True Temp Heating & Air Inc in Chatsworth. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 706-695-7492 and chat with one of our air conditioner service professionals or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.