Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Rocky Mount04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money at the same time as the weather warms up – 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 could 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 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 setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you experience the breeze, and if not, change the route 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 reduce costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a few degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less 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 best to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning in Rocky Mount, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 540-483-5605 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists or set up an appointment with us online.