Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Hattiesburg04/13/2016The weather is finally heating up and soon you could have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning, there are some other things you can do to stay comfy and save money this season. During the transformation season in Hattiesburg, those far too few spring days, you likely use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may not only keep you more comfortable during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to be sure you’re utilizing 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 bills. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re decreasing the duration of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner. Adjust Air Direction Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to adjust dependent on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to ensure 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 lower the temperature of the 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 they are 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 using your fan. Don’t forget, 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 Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 601-268-3486 and chat with one of our air conditioner service pros or you can easily arrange an appointment with us online.