ceiling fan tips

Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Mobile

Stay cool and save some money together as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t turned 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 effective and also save you more money?

Here’s how you can use 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 warmer months to push more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and check if you experience the breeze, and if not, alter the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The ideal way to reduce costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as hard 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 ideal to turn them off. Turning on 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 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 comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 251-471-2674 and chat with one of our air conditioner experts or arrange an appointment with us online.