Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Williamsport04/13/2016 Stay comfy and save some money together as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could sometimes be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can utilize 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 blowing down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter 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 ideal way to reduce costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as much and potentially saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home. Here at Lycoming Heating Company in Williamsport, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. 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 utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 570-326-4450 and chat with one of our air conditioner specialists or schedule an appointment with us online.