Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Springfield04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats 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 turned your cooling system on yet and could 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 in fact be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together: Adjust air direction Based on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to push more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, change the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The best way to reduce costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise 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 no one is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc in Springfield, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 217-210-2662 and chat with one of our air conditioner experts or schedule an appointment with us online.