Stay comfy and save some money at the same time as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time of the year 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 utilizing your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could in fact 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
Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the hotter months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is traveling, you can stand below 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 create cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The ideal way to drop costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the higher thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work less and possibly 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 better to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Mobile, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 251-471-2674 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals.