Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Abilene04/13/2016 Stay comfy and save some money at the same time as the weather warms 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 potentially haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could sometimes be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together: Adjust air direction Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the hotter months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is traveling, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, change the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make 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 raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as much and potentially saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person 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 Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you some cash. 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 using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 325-692-5850 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts or schedule an appointment with us online.