Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in West Columbia04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money together as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between utilization 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 running 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 Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary 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 ideal way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work less and potentially 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 ideal to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the possibilities to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 803-796-9172 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals or schedule an appointment with us online.