Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Denver04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between utilization 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 utilizing your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could in fact be more efficient 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 distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you feel the breeze, and if not, change 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 raising your thermostat a few degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the greater thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing 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 not a single person is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Denver, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the possibilities 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 303-452-4146 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts or arrange an appointment with us online.