Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Paso Robles04/13/2016 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 usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t switched 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 efficient and also save you more money? Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together: Adjust air direction Depending 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 find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand below the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, vary the direction 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 ideal way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less and possibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Paso Robles Heating and Air in Paso Robles, we are all about certifying 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 cozy as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 805-238-7553 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists or set up an appointment with us online.