Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Bountiful04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money together 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 probably 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 running your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could actually be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together: Adjust air direction Based on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the hotter months to push more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, change the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The greatest way to cut 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 greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you increase 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 nobody is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Craig's Heating & Cooling in Bountiful, 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 choices to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 801-295-3357 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts or schedule an appointment with us online.