Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Pacheco04/13/2016The weather is finally warming 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 Clean Air HVAC, there are a number of other things you can do to keep cozy and save money throughout the year. During the transformation season in Pacheco, those far too few spring temperatures, you likely use ceiling fans to keep comfy. Did you know that using your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner could 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 using ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a few things to keep in mind: 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 couple degrees, in addition to using your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level that 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 according to the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to be sure 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 what the thermostat says. 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 offers you’re wasting energy by running your fan. Keep in mind, 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 Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 925-689-7017 and speak with one of our air conditioner service professionals or you can easily schedule an appointment with us online.