Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Wisconsin Rapids04/13/2016 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 usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could actually be more efficient and also save you more money? Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together: Adjust air direction Based on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the hotter months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and check if you experience the breeze, and if not, vary the route 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 ideal way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the greater thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as much and possibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc in Wisconsin Rapids, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the options 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 715-421-5555 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals or schedule an appointment with us online.