Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Muskogee04/13/2016 Stay cool and save some money together as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between the running 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 necessary. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could sometimes be more efficient and also save you more money? Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together: Adjust air direction Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the warmer months to push more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and check if you experience the breeze, and if not, change the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel comfortable 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 sense the higher thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you increase 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 think about 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 limits the advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the possibilities 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 918-682-8238 and chat with one of our air conditioner experts or arrange an appointment with us online.