Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Minocqua04/13/2016The weather is finally warming up and soon you could have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the team at Danco Heating & Cooling, there are a few other tasks you can do to remain comfortable and save money this month. During the transition season in Minocqua, those far too few spring temps, you likely use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more cozy during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a few 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 a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing 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 according to the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to be sure the air is blowing down. You can stand below the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, adjust 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 on the thermostat. 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 provides you’re wasting energy by using 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 Danco Heating & Cooling in Minocqua. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 715-356-7000 and chat with one of our air conditioner service professionals or you can easily schedule an appointment with us online.