Exactly. Per unit of time, your A/C will use the exact same amount of power while it is running. During that same unit of time having a fan on at the same time will consume more electricity.Strong Eagle wrote: Setting the thermostat to lower temperatures cause the compressor to run longer to reach those temperatures which in turn raises electricity costs.
Having that fan on my cause the A/C thermostat to take more accurate readings and shut off sooner saving money, or perhaps it will cause it to take less accurate readings and shut off later than it would have on its own costing more money. Perhaps it'll push the cool air out through gaps in your windows.