Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Scottsboro04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and might 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 efficient and also save you more money? Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly 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 warmer months to push more air down. To check which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, alter the course 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 ideal way to cut costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel 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 not as much and potentially saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. in Scottsboro, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the possibilities 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 256-574-1300 and talk with one of our air conditioner professionals or set up an appointment with us online.