Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Metro Atlanta04/13/2016 Stay comfortable 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 could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could sometimes be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together: Adjust air direction Based 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 test which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter the direction 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 best way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work less and potentially 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. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at ACS Inc in Metro Atlanta, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the perfect 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 running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 770-939-7500 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists or arrange an appointment with us online.