Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Lodi04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. 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 use 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 warmer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, vary the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The ideal way to reduce costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re permitting 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 best to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning in Lodi, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the perfect 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 running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 209-368-0556 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists or set up an appointment with us online.