Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Asheville04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t flipped 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 in the summer could sometimes be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together: Adjust air direction Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the summer months to push more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand underneath 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 cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as hard and possibly 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. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at 1st Choice Service Group Inc in Asheville, 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 cool as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 828-551-2913 and chat with one of our air conditioner specialists or arrange an appointment with us online.