Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in San Angelo04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could actually be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together: Adjust air direction Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the hotter months to push more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, vary the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The ideal way to reduce costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a few degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work less 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 nobody is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the benefits from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at Air-Dynamics Inc in San Angelo, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 325-655-2515 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals or schedule an appointment with us online.