Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in the Upper Rio Grande Valley04/13/2016 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 probably haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could in fact be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together: Adjust air direction Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand underneath the fan and check if you experience the breeze, and if not, change the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The greatest way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the higher thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise 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 consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Cytech Heating & Cooling in the Upper Rio Grande Valley, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 956-630-3522 and chat with one of our air conditioner specialists or schedule an appointment with us online.