Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Plover04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could in fact 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 option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the hotter months to circulate more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you sense the breeze, and if not, vary the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The ideal way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as hard and feasibly 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 best to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at Point Heating & Cooling in Plover, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the best 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 running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 715-345-1979 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists or schedule an appointment with us online.