Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Buellton04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and could 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 Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the hotter months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and check if you experience the breeze, and if not, vary the route 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 greatest way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the greater thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as hard and feasibly 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 better 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 Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you some cash. 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 running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 805-688-4018 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists or schedule an appointment with us online.