Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Locust04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather warms 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 probably haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could sometimes be more effective and also save you more money? Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together: Adjust air direction Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you feel the breeze, and if not, change the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The best way to drop costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a few degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the higher thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping 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 no one is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Dynamic Comfort Solutions in Locust, 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 possibilities to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 704-485-5506 and talk with one of our air conditioner professionals or set up an appointment with us online.