Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Dallas04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could sometimes be more efficient and also save you more money? Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together: Adjust air direction Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the warmer months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, change the route 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 best 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 notice the higher thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be altered 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 potentially saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at Tri County Air Care LLC in Dallas, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 469-617-3437 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts or arrange an appointment with us online.