Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Hattiesburg04/13/2016 Stay comfy and save some money together as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t turned 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 in 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 properly together: Adjust air direction Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the hotter months to circulate more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter the course 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 cut costs this summer is by raising your thermostat some 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 add to the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as hard and feasibly 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 ideal to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home. Here at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the possibilities 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 601-268-3486 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals or schedule an appointment with us online.