Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Franklin Lakes04/13/2016 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 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 during the summer could actually be more efficient and also save you more money? Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly 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 test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The best way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as hard and feasibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Total Comfort in Franklin Lakes, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 201-891-1333 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals or set up an appointment with us online.