Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Greenville04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather warms up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and might 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 in fact 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 Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the warmer months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, vary the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The ideal 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 warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as much and feasibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should consider 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 restricts the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Ken Parker Service Inc in Greenville, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal 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 903-883-2829 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals or arrange an appointment with us online.