Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Dallas04/13/2016The weather is finally warming up and soon you could have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the team at Tri County Air Care LLC, there are some other tasks you can do to remain comfy and save money throughout the year. During the transition season in Dallas, those far too few spring temperatures, you probably use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a handful of things to note: 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 utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level too much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re decreasing the period of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner. Adjust Air Direction Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to adjust depending 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, change the direction. Ceiling fans do not actually cool your air, 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 feel the wind chill that a fan provides you’re wasting energy by operating your fan. Remember, 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 Tri County Air Care LLC in Dallas. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 469-617-3437 and chat with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.