Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Bossier City04/13/2016The weather is finally warming up and soon you may have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc, there are a few other things you can do to keep comfortable and save money throughout the year. During the transition season in Bossier City, those far too few spring temps, you may use ceiling fans to keep cozy. Did you know that running your ceiling fan along with your air conditioner might not only keep you more cozy 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 as you should be. Here’s a handful of things to keep in mind: Raise Your Thermostat This is where the cost savings can possibly 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 running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level very much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lessening 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 what the thermostat says. Turn Off Fan When You’re Not There Treat your ceiling fan like you would 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. Remember, 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 Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc in Bossier City. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 318-747-4965 and talk with one of our air conditioner service pros or you can easily arrange an appointment with us online.