Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Colorado Springs04/13/2016 Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather heats 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 essential. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could actually be more comfortable and also save you more money? Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together: Adjust air direction Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand below the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, change the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect. Raise your thermostat The best way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as much and feasibly saving yourself money. Turn off your fan when you're not home Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home. Here at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration in Colorado Springs, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 719-332-3458 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts or set up an appointment with us online.