ceiling fan tips

Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Crystal Lake

The weather is finally heating up and soon you could have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Campbell's Tempracure, there are a few other tasks you can do to stay comfy and save money throughout the year.

During the transformation season in Crystal Lake, those far too few spring temps, you likely 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 on your bills? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a couple things to note:

Raise Your Thermostat

This is where the cost savings can have the chance to 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 using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level very 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 switch dependent on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to be 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 what the thermostat says.

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 running your fan. Remember, 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 Campbell's Tempracure in Crystal Lake. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 815-788-6283 and chat with one of our air conditioner service pros or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.