Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Hamilton04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. 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 setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the summer months to circulate 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, vary the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The greatest way to cut costs this summer is by raising your thermostat some degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being 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 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 better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton, 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 choices 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 513-275-3601 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists or set up an appointment with us online.