Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Madera04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather warms up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between utilization 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 necessary. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could in fact be more efficient 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 possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the hotter months to push more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and check if you sense the breeze, and if not, change the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The ideal way to cut costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as hard and possibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s ideal 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 Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Madera, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 559-675-1681 and talk with one of our air conditioner professionals or set up an appointment with us online.