Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Humble04/13/2016 Stay comfy and save some money together as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could in fact be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together: Adjust air direction Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the hotter months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is traveling, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, change the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The greatest way to reduce costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat some degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the greater thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you add to 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 consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Humble, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you some cash. 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 832-777-1521 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists or schedule an appointment with us online.