Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Aurora04/13/2016 Stay comfy and save some money together 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 probably haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. 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 work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together: Adjust air direction Based on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand below 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 create cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The ideal way to reduce costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance 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 increase the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as hard and feasibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Service Plus Mechanical in Aurora, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the choices 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 630-809-6319 and chat with one of our air conditioner experts or set up an appointment with us online.