Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Corpus Christi04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could sometimes be more efficient and also save you more money? Here’s how you can work 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 distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter the direction 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 greatest way to reduce costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise 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 no one is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at McNatt Inc in Corpus Christi, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best 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 361-888-4808 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals or arrange an appointment with us online.