Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Tuscaloosa04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money at the same time 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 turned your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could in fact be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together: Adjust air direction Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is traveling, you can stand underneath the fan and check if you experience 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 cooler through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The best way to reduce costs this summer is by raising 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 allowing your air conditioner to work not as hard 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 better to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 205-758-2703 and chat with one of our air conditioner experts or schedule an appointment with us online.