Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Middletown04/13/2016The weather is finally heating up and soon you might have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Schagrin Gas Company, there are a number of other items you can do to keep cozy and save money throughout the year. During the in-between season in Middletown, those far too few spring temperatures, you probably use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could not only keep you more cozy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to be sure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. 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 on your expenses. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level that 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 be sure the air is blowing down. You can stand beneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, adjust 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 the temperature shown 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 benefit from the wind chill that a fan produces 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 cozy and saving you money is important to us at Schagrin Gas Companye in Middletown. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 302-658-2000 and chat with one of our air conditioner service professionals or you can easily arrange an appointment with us online.