Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Ridgedale and the Branson area04/13/2016The weather is finally heating up and soon you might have to turn over to your air conditioner. Along with scheduling your annual air conditioner service with the team at Branson HVAC, LLC, there are some other things you can do to stay cozy and save money this season. During the transformation season in Ridgedale and the Branson area, those far too few spring temps, you may use ceiling fans to keep comfy. 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 make 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 any money. Raising your thermostat by a few degrees, in addition to running your ceiling fan, shouldn’t affect your comfort level too 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 change according to 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 decrease the air temperature, but they make you feel cooler. It’s the wind chill effect. You’ll feel cooler than the temperature on the thermostat. 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 benefit from the wind chill that a fan provides you’re wasting energy by operating your fan. Keep in mind, 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 Branson HVAC, LLC in Ridgedale and the Branson area. We want to help you make great decisions when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call us at 417-544-4430 and speak with one of our air conditioner service pros or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.