Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Metro Atlanta04/13/2016The weather is finally warming up and soon you might have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the team at ACS Inc, there are a number of other items you can do to keep comfy and save money this season. During the in-between season in Metro Atlanta, those far too few spring temperatures, you may use ceiling fans to keep comfy. 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 taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a handful of 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 bills. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level too much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re decreasing the duration 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 beneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, change 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 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 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 comfortable and saving you money is important to us at ACS Inc in Metro Atlanta. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 770-939-7500 and chat with one of our air conditioner service professionals or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.