Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Santee04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money at the same time as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially 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 utilizing your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could actually be more effective and also save you more money? Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together: Adjust air direction Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the summer months to push more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and check if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The greatest way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as hard and potentially 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. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Aireforce Heating & Air Inc in Santee, we are all about guaranteeing 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 cozy as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 619-448-2470 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists or arrange an appointment with us online.