Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Carpentersville04/13/2016 Stay comfy and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and may 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 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 setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you sense 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 colder through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The ideal way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as much and possibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the possibilities to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 224-699-9229 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals or schedule an appointment with us online.