Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Wisconsin Rapids04/13/2016The weather is finally warming up and soon you could have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the team at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc, there are a number of other things you can do to remain cozy and save money this season. During the transition season in Wisconsin Rapids, those far too few spring days, you probably use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to be sure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning properly. Here’s a few things to note: 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 very 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 change depending 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, adjust 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 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 benefit from the wind chill that a fan provides you’re wasting energy by running your fan. Don’t forget, 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 Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc in Wisconsin Rapids. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 715-421-5555 and chat with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily arrange an appointment with us online.