Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Augusta04/13/2016 Stay comfy and save some money at the same time 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 possibly 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 using your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could sometimes be more efficient 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 option 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 moving, you can stand below 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 generate cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The greatest way to drop costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a few degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the higher thermostat temperature and your comfort levels 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 hard and potentially saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at McCune Heating & Cooling in Augusta, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the best 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 utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 316-733-9123 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists or arrange an appointment with us online.