Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Belton04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather heats 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 switched your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that utilizing 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 Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the hotter months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is traveling, you can stand below the fan and determine if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The ideal way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as hard and possibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. in Belton, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the best 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 utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 254-939-1141 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts or set up an appointment with us online.