Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Greenville04/13/2016The weather is finally warming up and soon you could have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Ken Parker Service Inc, there are a number of other things you can do to stay comfortable and save money throughout the year. During the transformation season in Greenville, those far too few spring temps, you likely use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might not only keep you more cozy during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a couple things to keep in mind: 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 even a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lessening the period of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner. Adjust Air Direction Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to switch dependent on 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, switch 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 using your fan. Keep in mind, 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 Ken Parker Service Inc in Greenville. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 903-883-2829 and talk with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.