Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Manassas04/13/2016 Stay comfy and save some money simultaneously as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t turned 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 in the summer could in fact be more effective and also save you more money? Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together: Adjust air direction Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you sense the breeze, and if not, change the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The ideal way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work less and possibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should think about 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 limits the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Twin Air LLC in Manassas, we are all about certifying 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 utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 703-754-1062 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts or set up an appointment with us online.