Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Cape Coral04/13/2016 Stay comfy and save some money together as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between usage 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 essential. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner throughout 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 correctly together: Adjust air direction Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To test which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, vary the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The greatest way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less and feasibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at Comfort Zone Inc in Cape Coral, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the options 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 239-574-2327 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals or schedule an appointment with us online.