Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather warms up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could actually 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 Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and see if you experience the breeze, and if not, vary the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The ideal way to drop costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat some degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered 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 think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the ideal 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 816-286-7258 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals or set up an appointment with us online.