Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Rapid City04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather gets warmer – 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 may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could actually be more effective and also save you more money? Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together: Adjust air direction Based on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is moving, you can stand underneath the fan and check if you feel the breeze, and if not, change the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The ideal way to cut costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less 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 not a single person is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc in Rapid City, 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 choices to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 605-342-5107 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists or arrange an appointment with us online.