Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Odessa04/13/2016 Stay cool 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 utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that running 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 utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together: Adjust air direction Contingent 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 test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The greatest way to reduce costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as much and potentially saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the possibilities to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 432-333-2208 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts or schedule an appointment with us online.