Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in East Hanover04/13/2016The weather is finally heating up and soon you might have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the team at Effective Service Group, LLC, there are a few other tasks you can do to stay comfortable and save money this month. During the transformation season in East Hanover, those far too few spring days, you likely use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that operating your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to be 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 possibly 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 utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level that much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the period of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner. Adjust Air Direction Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to change dependent on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to ensure 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 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 take in the wind chill that a fan offers 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 comfy and saving you money is important to us at Effective Service Group, LLC. in East Hanover. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 973-884-0065 and talk with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily arrange an appointment with us online.