Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Rocky Mount04/13/2016The weather is finally warming up and soon you may have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the team at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning, there are some other things you can do to keep comfy and save money throughout the year. During the in-between season in Rocky Mount, those far too few spring temperatures, you likely use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could 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 make sure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. 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 expenses. Raising your thermostat by a few 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 decreasing the length 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 underneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, switch the direction. Ceiling fans do not actually decrease the air temperature, but they make you feel cooler. It’s the wind chill effect. You’ll feel cooler than what the thermostat says. 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 take in the wind chill that a fan produces you’re wasting energy by running your fan. Remember, 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 Davis Heating & Air Conditioning in Rocky Mount. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 540-483-5605 and chat with one of our air conditioner service professionals or you can easily arrange an appointment with us online.