Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in the Main Line04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between usage 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 needed. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could in fact be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can utilize 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 wafting down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and check if you sense the breeze, and if not, vary the route 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 greatest way to drop costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a few degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the higher thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as hard and feasibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning in the Main Line, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the possibilities to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 610-626-2540 and chat with one of our air conditioner specialists or schedule an appointment with us online.