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Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in West Valley

The weather is finally warming up and soon you could have to switch over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning, there are a number of other items you can do to keep comfy and save money this month.
During the transition season in West Valley, those far too few spring temps, you likely use ceiling fans to keep cool. Did you know that operating 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 be sure you’re utilizing ceiling fans and your air conditioning as you should be. 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 bills. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t impact your comfort level too much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the period of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner.
Adjust Air Direction
Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to change depending on the season. During the warmer months you’ll want to be sure the air is blowing down. You can stand underneath the fan to see if you feel a breeze. If you don’t, switch 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 produces 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 Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 801-969-7088 and speak with one of our air conditioner service professionals or you can easily schedule an appointment with us online.