Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Baltimore04/13/2016 Stay comfy and save some money together 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 possibly haven’t switched 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 in fact 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 Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, change the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make 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 boosting your thermostat a few degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the higher 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 less and potentially saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should treat 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 misuses energy in your home. Here at Quality Refrigeration in Baltimore, 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 cool as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 410-355-6010 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals or arrange an appointment with us online.