Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Safford04/13/2016The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you might have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the pros at B&D Air Conditioning, there are a number of other things you can do to keep comfy and save money this season. During the transition season in Safford, those far too few spring temperatures, you likely 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 comfortable during the warmer days, but also save you on your bills? In order to do that you have to ensure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. 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 affect your comfort level that much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re decreasing 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 be sure 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 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 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 using your fan. Remember, 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 B&D Air Conditioning in Safford. We want to help you make good decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 928-432-6018 and chat with one of our air conditioner service pros or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.