Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Upland04/13/2016 Stay comfy and save some money at the same time as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t flipped 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 during the summer could in fact be more effective and also save you more money? Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together: Adjust air direction Based on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, change the direction 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 ideal way to cut costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work less and possibly 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 ideal to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning in Upland, we are all about guaranteeing 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 cozy as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 909-982-5698 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists or set up an appointment with us online.