Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Show Low04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money simultaneously 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 switched your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could in fact be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together: Adjust air direction Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the hotter months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The greatest way to cut costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less and feasibly 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 ideal to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. in Show Low, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the possibilities 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 928-537-1803 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals or set up an appointment with us online.