Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Dresden04/13/2016 Stay comfy 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 probably 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 utilizing your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could in fact be more efficient and also save you more money? Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together: Adjust air direction Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the hotter months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you experience the breeze, and if not, change the direction 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 best way to drop costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing 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 advantages from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at McFadden Heating & Cooling in Dresden, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best 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 running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 1-866-781-0111 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists or schedule an appointment with us online.