Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Crestview04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could in fact be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together: Adjust air direction Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the summer months to push more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter the route 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 ideal way to reduce costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the greater thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work less and potentially saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should treat 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 advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the possibilities 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 850-682-5509 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts or arrange an appointment with us online.