Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Augusta04/13/2016The weather is finally heating up and soon you might have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the team at Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning, there are some other tasks you can do to stay comfortable and save money this season. During the transition season in Augusta, those far too few spring temperatures, you probably use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that operating 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 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 impact 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 change dependent on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to be sure the air is blowing down. You can stand beneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, change 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. Remember, 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 Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC in Augusta. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 706-722-5304 and talk with one of our air conditioner service professionals or you can easily arrange an appointment with us online.