Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Moline04/13/2016The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you might have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the team at J.L. Brady Company LLC, there are a few other things you can do to remain cozy and save money throughout the year. During the in-between season in Moline, those far too few spring temperatures, you may use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could 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 be sure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a few things to remember: 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 even a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the duration of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner. Adjust Air Direction Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to adjust according to 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, adjust 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 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 feel the wind chill that a fan provides 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 J.L. Brady Company LLC in Moline. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 309-517-7511 and talk with one of our air conditioner service pros or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.