Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Colorado Springs04/13/2016The weather is finally warming up and soon you could have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the pros at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration, there are a number of other items you can do to stay cozy and save money this season. During the in-between season in Colorado Springs, those far too few spring days, you may use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could not only keep you more comfy during the warmer days, but also save you on energy costs? In order to do that you have to make sure you’re taking advantage of ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. Here’s a handful of things to remember: 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 expenses. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re decreasing the period 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 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 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 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 provides 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 cozy and saving you money is important to us at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration in Colorado Springs. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 719-332-3458 and chat with one of our air conditioner service pros or you can easily schedule an appointment with us online.