Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Carson City04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time 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 may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could in fact be more efficient and also save you more money? Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together: Adjust air direction Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and check if you experience the breeze, and if not, vary 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 best way to reduce costs this summer is by raising your thermostat some degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you increase 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 treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 775-882-8154 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts or arrange an appointment with us online.