Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in West Palm Beach04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could sometimes be more efficient and also save you more money? Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together: Adjust air direction Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the hotter months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and check if you sense the breeze, and if not, vary the route 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 boosting your thermostat some degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less and possibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc in West Palm Beach, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the options 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 561-515-5527 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals or schedule an appointment with us online.