Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Murrieta04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could sometimes 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 Based on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the warmer months to push more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, change the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The best way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected 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 possibly 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 better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 951-676-2665 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals or schedule an appointment with us online.