Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Plainfield04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money together as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner in 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 correctly together: Adjust air direction Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is traveling, you can stand below the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, change the direction 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 reduce costs this summer is by raising your thermostat some degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you increase 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 consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc in Plainfield, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the options 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 815-768-6656 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals or set up an appointment with us online.