Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Upland04/13/2016The weather is finally heating up and soon you may have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning, there are a number of other items you can do to keep comfortable and save money this season. During the transition season in Upland, 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 energy costs? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a couple things to remember: 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 any money. Raising your thermostat by a few 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 lessening the duration of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner. Adjust Air Direction Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to switch depending on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to make sure the air is blowing down. You can stand below 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 they are 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 running your fan. Don’t forget, 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 Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning in Upland. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 909-982-5698 and talk with one of our air conditioner service professionals or you can easily schedule an appointment with us online.