Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Richardson04/13/2016The weather is finally heating up and soon you may have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Hammack Service Company, there are a few other items you can do to remain cozy and save money this month. During the transition season in Richardson, those far too few spring temperatures, you may use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could 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 utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a few 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 using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level that much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the period 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 beneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, switch the direction. Ceiling fans do not actually lower the temperature of the 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 do 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 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 Hammack Service Company in Richardson. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 972-669-9192 and chat with one of our air conditioner service professionals or you can easily schedule an appointment with us online.