Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Winchester04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could actually be more effective 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 option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the hotter months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, change 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 ideal way to reduce costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as much and possibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Thornberry Bros Inc in Winchester, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the options 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 859-745-1564 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts or arrange an appointment with us online.