Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Middletown04/13/2016 Stay comfy 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 possibly haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could sometimes be more efficient and also save you more money? Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together: Adjust air direction Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the hotter months to push more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you experience the breeze, and if not, vary the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The ideal way to reduce costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the greater thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work less and potentially saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Schagrin Gas Company in Middletown, 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 302-658-2000 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals or arrange an appointment with us online.