Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Phoenix04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and might 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 sometimes 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 Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand below the fan and see 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 drop costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat some degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase 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 ideal to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in Phoenix, 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 options to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 602-997-5701 and chat with one of our air conditioner specialists or schedule an appointment with us online.