Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Macon04/13/2016 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 the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could actually be more comfortable 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 option 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 moving, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you sense 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 colder through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The ideal way to drop costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the higher thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as hard and potentially 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 best to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at Air Temperature Control in Macon, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 478-784-1109 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts or set up an appointment with us online.