Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Groves04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money together as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could actually be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together: Adjust air direction Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the hotter months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you experience the breeze, and if not, change the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The best way to cut costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as hard and possibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at Air Solutions, Inc in Groves, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 409-962-2476 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts or arrange an appointment with us online.