Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Zelienople04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money simultaneously 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 probably 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 during the summer could in fact be more effective 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 blowing down during the hotter months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and check if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter the direction 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 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 coziness 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 possibly 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 ideal to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Knoechel Heating Company in Zelienople, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. 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 using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 724-452-6280 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists or schedule an appointment with us online.