Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Homer Glen04/13/2016The weather is finally warming up and soon you could have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the team at Pinnacle HVAC LLC, there are a number of other items you can do to keep comfy and save money this month. During the transition season in Homer Glen, those far too few spring days, you probably use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could not only keep you more comfortable during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re utilizing 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 expenses. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level that much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the duration 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 below 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 what the thermostat says. 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 running 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 Pinnacle HVAC LLC in Homer Glen. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 708-301-0170 and talk with one of our air conditioner service pros or you can easily arrange an appointment with us online.