Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Moline

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you might have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning, there are some other items you can do to stay comfy and save money this month.

During the in-between season in Moline, those far too few spring temps, you may use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might not only keep you more comfortable during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? In order to do that you have to be sure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a few 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 bills. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level that 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 switch according to 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 cool your 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 do 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. Don’t forget, 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 Freed Heating & Air Conditioning in Moline. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 309-323-9584 and talk with one of our air conditioner service experts.

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