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Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Olathe

The weather is finally heating up and soon you may have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the team at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, there are a number of other tasks you can do to remain comfy and save money throughout the year.

During the transformation season in Olathe, those far too few spring days, you likely 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 comfy during the warmer days, but also save you money? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a handful of 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 any money. Raising your thermostat by a couple degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t change your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the length 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 make sure the air is blowing down. You can stand beneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, adjust 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 the temperature shown on the thermostat.

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 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 comfortable and saving you money is important to us at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Olathe. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 913-432-3342 and speak with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.