Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Safford04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between utilization 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 necessary. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could sometimes be more effective and also save you more money? Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately 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 summer months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and determine if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create 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 help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re helping 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. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at B&D Air Conditioning in Safford, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. 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 running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 928-432-6018 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals or arrange an appointment with us online.