Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Redford04/13/2016The weather is finally heating up and soon you might have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Airtronic Heating & Cooling, there are a number of other tasks you can do to remain comfortable and save money this season. During the in-between season in Redford, 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 might not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to be sure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a handful of things to keep in mind: Raise Your Thermostat This is where the cost savings can possibly 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 lowering the period of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner. Adjust Air Direction Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to change dependent on 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, change 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 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 comfortable and saving you money is important to us at Airtronic Heating & Cooling in Redford. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 313-537-8111 and chat with one of our air conditioner service pros or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.