Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in York04/13/2016The weather is finally heating up and soon you could have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Strine's Heating & A/C Inc, there are a number of other tasks you can do to stay cozy and save money throughout the year. During the transition season in York, those far too few spring temps, you probably use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may 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 ensure you’re utilizing 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 any money. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change 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 depending on 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, switch 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 they are lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to feel the wind chill that a fan offers you’re wasting energy by using 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 Strine's Heating & A/C Inc in York. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 717-755-4127 and chat with one of our air conditioner service professionals or you can easily arrange an appointment with us online.