Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Pinellas County04/13/2016 Stay comfy and save some money at the same time as the weather heats 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 potentially haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could sometimes be more efficient and also save you more money? Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together: Adjust air direction Based on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the hotter months to circulate more air down. To test which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you sense 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 colder through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The best way to drop costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the higher thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as much and possibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should think about 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 restricts the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Pinellas County, we are all about ensuring 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 comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 727-398-5515 and chat with one of our air conditioner specialists or arrange an appointment with us online.