Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Rock Hill04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather warms up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between utilization 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 necessary. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could actually be more effective and also save you more money? Here’s how you can use 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 hotter months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, change the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The best way to drop costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat some degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the higher thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed 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 not a single person is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at US Air Heating and Cooling in Rock Hill, we are all about certifying 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 running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 803-980-4328 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts or schedule an appointment with us online.