Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in East Peoria04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money at the same time as the weather warms up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could actually be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly 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 summer months to distribute 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 course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The best way to cut costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the higher thermostat temperature and your comfort levels 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 feasibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the advantages from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC in East Peoria, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the best 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 utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 309-437-2703 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists or arrange an appointment with us online.