Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Hudsonville04/13/2016The weather is finally heating up and soon you could have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the experts at West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services, there are a number of other items you can do to stay comfy and save money throughout the year. During the transition season in Hudsonville, those far too few spring temps, you probably 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 ensure 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 expenses. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level very 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 change depending 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, 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 the temperature shown on the thermostat. 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 take in the wind chill that a fan provides you’re wasting energy by operating your fan. Keep in mind, 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 West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Hudsonville. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 616-669-3961 and speak with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.