Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Bishop04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably 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 in the summer could actually 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 option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the summer months to push more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate 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 some degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you add to 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 best to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop, we are all about ensuring 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 cozy as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 760-784-9034 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals or schedule an appointment with us online.