Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Stuart04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially 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 running your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could actually 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 Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To check which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you sense the breeze, and if not, change the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The best way to drop costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a few degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the higher thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less and possibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Nisair Air Conditioning in Stuart, 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 possibilities 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 772-318-4252 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts or set up an appointment with us online.