Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in West Valley04/13/2016 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 the running 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 during the summer could in fact be more effective and also save you more money? Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together: Adjust air direction Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the hotter months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, change the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The greatest way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help 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 increase the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work less and possibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s better 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 Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley, 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 choices to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 801-305-4777 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts or set up an appointment with us online.