Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Saint Peters04/13/2016 Stay comfy and save some money simultaneously as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could in fact be more effective and also save you more money? Here’s how you can work 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 wafting down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is moving, you can stand below the fan and determine if you sense 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 reduce costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as hard and possibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the advantages from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at C-N-O Comfort Zone in Saint Peters, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal 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 using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 636-578-1777 and chat with one of our air conditioner experts or schedule an appointment with us online.