Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Wharton04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money simultaneously 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 switched your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could sometimes be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together: Adjust air direction Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The greatest way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice 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 permitting your air conditioner to work not as hard and potentially saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the perfect 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 979-532-2511 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists or schedule an appointment with us online.