Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Indian River County04/13/2016 Stay comfy and save some money simultaneously as the weather gets warmer – 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 switched your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could actually be more efficient and also save you more money? Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together: Adjust air direction Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand below the fan and see if you sense the breeze, and if not, change the course 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 best way to drop costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat some degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the greater thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re permitting 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 ideal to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at Custom Air Systems Inc in Indian River County, 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 possibilities to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 772-571-1080 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists or schedule an appointment with us online.