Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Humble04/13/2016The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you may have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Arrings A/C & Heating, there are a number of other things you can do to keep comfortable and save money this season. During the transition season in Humble, those far too few spring temps, you likely use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could not only keep you more comfy 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 properly. Here’s a handful of things to remember: 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 a few degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level too 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 according to 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 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 using your fan. Remember, 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 Arrings A/C & Heating in Humble. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 281-713-8304 and talk with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily schedule an appointment with us online.