Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Keokuk04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could sometimes be more effective and also save you more money? Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together: Adjust air direction Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the summer months to push more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and check if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter the course 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 greatest 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 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 not as much and potentially saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at WM J Kraus & Son in Keokuk, 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 options to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 319-524-3714 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts or schedule an appointment with us online.