Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Charlottesville04/13/2016 Stay comfy 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 the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could actually 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 option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the hotter months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary the course 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 best way to drop costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re permitting 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 nobody is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Beck Cohen in Charlottesville, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the choices 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 434-296-0129 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists or arrange an appointment with us online.