Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Raceland04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money together as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time of the year 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 needed. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner in 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 correctly together: Adjust air direction Based on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the hotter months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter 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 reduce costs this summer is by raising your thermostat some degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work less and potentially saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service in Raceland, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you a few bucks. 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 using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 985-537-6795 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals or set up an appointment with us online.