ceiling fan tips

Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Columbus

The weather is finally heating up and soon you may have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Wolfe & Sons Inc, there are some other items you can do to remain cozy and save money throughout the year.

During the transformation season in Columbus, those far too few spring temperatures, you probably use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might 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 be sure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a few 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 bills. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change 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 switch according to the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to ensure 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 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 take in the wind chill that a fan offers you’re wasting energy by using your fan. Keep in mind, 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 Wolfe & Sons Inc in Columbus. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 614-451-0846 and speak with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.