Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Laguna Hills04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather warms up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner in 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 appropriately together: Adjust air direction Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter 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 greatest way to cut costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat some degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less and potentially 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. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the advantages from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at White Mechanical, Inc. in Laguna Hills, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. 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 using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 949-716-8379 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals or arrange an appointment with us online.