Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Vancouver04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between the running 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 using 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 Based on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and determine if you experience 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 comfortable through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The best way to cut costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat some degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as much and possibly 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 ideal 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 Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC in Vancouver, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the options 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 360-571-5100 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals or set up an appointment with us online.