Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Columbia04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t turned 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 sometimes be more efficient and also save you more money? Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together: Adjust air direction Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the hotter months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you sense the breeze, and if not, vary the route 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 best way to reduce costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being 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 less and feasibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC in Columbia, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you some cash. 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 803-318-6995 and chat with one of our air conditioner experts or schedule an appointment with us online.