Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Wyandotte04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could sometimes be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together: Adjust air direction Based on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you experience the breeze, and if not, alter the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The best way to cut 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 higher 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 feasibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody 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 wastes energy in your home. Here at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning in Wyandotte, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the possibilities 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 734-284-1224 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists or schedule an appointment with us online.