Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio04/13/2016The weather is finally heating up and soon you could have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc., there are some other items you can do to stay comfortable and save money this season. During the in-between season in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio, 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 cozy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. 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 bills. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level too 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 switch depending 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, switch 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 on the thermostat. Turn Off Fan When You’re Not There Treat your ceiling fan like you would lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to benefit from the wind chill that a fan produces 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 comfy and saving you money is important to us at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 419-592-4756 and talk with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily arrange an appointment with us online.