Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Bossier City04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money simultaneously as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could actually 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 Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you experience the breeze, and if not, change the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The ideal way to cut costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a few degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the higher thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work less and feasibly 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 benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning in Bossier City, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 800-COOLING and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals or set up an appointment with us online.