Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Pacheco04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money together 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 possibly haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and could 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 effective and also save you more money? Here’s how you can use 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 wafting down during the hotter months to push more air down. To check which way your fan is moving, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, alter the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The best way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re helping 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 best to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco, we are all about certifying 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 comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 925-689-7017 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists or schedule an appointment with us online.