Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Macon04/13/2016The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you could have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Air Temperature Control, there are a few other tasks you can do to keep comfortable and save money this season. During the transformation season in Macon, those far too few spring days, you may use ceiling fans to keep cool. 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 make sure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a few things to keep in mind: 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 utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level that 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 adjust depending on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to ensure the air is blowing down. You can stand below the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, change 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 you would lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to benefit from the wind chill that a fan offers you’re wasting energy by operating your fan. Keep in mind, a fan doesn’t actually cool your air, it just moves your air. Keeping you comfy and saving you money is important to us at Air Temperature Control in Macon. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 478-784-1109 and chat with one of our air conditioner service pros or you can easily arrange an appointment with us online.