Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Bloomington04/13/2016The weather is finally warming up and soon you may have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the team at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co, there are a number of other things you can do to keep comfy and save money this month. During the transformation season in Bloomington, those far too few spring temperatures, you may use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a handful of things to remember: 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 on your expenses. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level that much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the length 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 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 shown 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 feel the wind chill that a fan produces you’re wasting energy by operating your fan. Remember, 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 All Seasons Heating & A/C Co in Bloomington. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 812-332-9100 and chat with one of our air conditioner service professionals or you can easily schedule an appointment with us online.