Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Longview04/13/2016 Stay comfy and save some money at the same time as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t turned 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 sometimes 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 Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the hotter months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand underneath the fan and check if you feel the breeze, and if not, change the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The greatest way to cut costs this summer is by raising your thermostat some degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the greater thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as much 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 no one is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. in Longview, we are all about certifying 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 cool as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 903-758-0701 and chat with one of our air conditioner specialists or set up an appointment with us online.