Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Lake Charles04/13/2016The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you might have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the pros at ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc, there are some other tasks you can do to remain cozy and save money throughout the year. During the transition season in Lake Charles, those far too few spring days, you may use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more cozy during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a handful of 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 bills. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level too much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lessening the period 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 underneath 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 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 offers 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 ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in Lake Charles. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 337-335-0992 and talk with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily arrange an appointment with us online.