Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Humble04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that using 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 use 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 moving down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is traveling, you can stand below the fan and see if you experience 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 cooler 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 use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as much and feasibly 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 ideal to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Arrings A/C & Heating in Humble, we are all about certifying 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 cool as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 281-713-8304 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals or schedule an appointment with us online.