Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Orange County04/13/2016The weather is finally warming up and soon you may have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Ocean Air Conditioning, there are some other items you can do to remain comfy and save money this season. During the transition season in Orange County, those far too few spring days, you probably use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner may 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 properly. Here’s a couple 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 any money. Raising your thermostat by even a couple degrees, in addition to utilizing your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level too 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 switch according to the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to ensure the air is blowing down. You can stand below the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, switch 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 they are lights, turn it off when leaving a room. If no one is in the room to feel the wind chill that a fan offers 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 cozy and saving you money is important to us at Ocean Air Conditioning in Orange County. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 949-525-9119 and speak with one of our air conditioner service pros or you can easily arrange an appointment with us online.