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Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Bountiful

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you could have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with arranging your annual air conditioner service with the team at Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling, there are some other tasks you can do to stay cozy and save money this month.

During the transition season in Bountiful, 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 might 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 be sure you’re using ceiling fans and your air conditioning correctly. Here’s a couple 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 few 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 lowering the duration of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.

Adjust Air Direction

Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to switch depending on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to make sure the air is blowing down. You can stand below the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, adjust 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 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 running your fan. Remember, a fan doesn’t actually cool your air, it just moves your air.

Keeping you comfy and saving you money is important to us at Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling in Bountiful. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 801-295-3357 and talk with one of our air conditioner service pros or you can easily schedule an appointment with us online.