Stay cool and save some money at the same time 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 flipped your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could actually be more effective 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 option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the hotter months to push more air down. To check which way your fan is moving, you can stand below the fan and check if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The greatest way to drop costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat some degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less and feasibly 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 best to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the advantages from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Dearing's Service & Solutions in Huntingburg, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best 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 using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 812-200-5844 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists.