Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Manassas Park04/13/2016 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 possibly haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could actually be more efficient and also save you more money? Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together: Adjust air direction Contingent 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 find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand below the fan and see if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The greatest way to cut costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the greater thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as much and potentially saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Woody's Sudden Service Inc in Manassas Park, 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 possibilities 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 703-369-5528 and talk with one of our air conditioner professionals or set up an appointment with us online.