Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Thousand Oaks04/13/2016 Stay cool 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 utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could sometimes be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together: Adjust air direction Based on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the hotter months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is moving, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter the direction 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 best way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the greater thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase 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 not a single person is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Air Max HVAC Inc in Thousand Oaks, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the best 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 805-217-8662 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists or schedule an appointment with us online.