Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Bishop04/13/2016The weather is finally getting warmer and soon you might have to change over to your air conditioner. Along with setting up your annual air conditioner service with the experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning, there are some other tasks you can do to remain comfortable and save money this season. During the transformation season in Bishop, those far too few spring days, you may use ceiling fans to keep cozy. 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 energy costs? In order to do that you have to ensure 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 potentially 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 impact your comfort level that much. For every degree you raise your temperature, you’re lowering the length of the “on” cycle of your air conditioner. Adjust Air Direction Ceiling fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting to adjust dependent 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, switch 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 they are 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 comfy and saving you money is important to us at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop. We want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 760-784-9034 and chat with one of our air conditioner service experts or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.