Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Bloomington04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money at the same time as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between usage 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 running your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could sometimes be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together: Adjust air direction Based on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand below the fan and check if you experience 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 greatest way to reduce costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work less and potentially saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the positives from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co in Bloomington, we are all about certifying 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 812-332-9100 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists or set up an appointment with us online.