Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Olathe04/13/2016 Stay comfy 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 usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could actually be more effective and also save you more money? Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together: Adjust air direction Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the summer months to push more air down. To check which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The greatest way to reduce costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the greater thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less and potentially 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 ideal to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Olathe, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best 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 utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 913-432-3342 and talk with one of our air conditioner professionals or set up an appointment with us online.