Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Hendersonville04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money together as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could sometimes be more effective and also save you more money? Here’s how you can work 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 blowing down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand underneath the fan and check if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The greatest way to reduce costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the greater thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as hard and potentially 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. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Superior Comfort Systems in Hendersonville, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 828-775-5176 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals or set up an appointment with us online.