use your ceiling fan with your ac unit to reduce electric bills

Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Florissant

Stay cool and save some money together as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner throughout 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 appropriately together:

Adjust air direction

Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the hotter months to distribute more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and check if you experience the breeze, and if not, vary the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The greatest way to drop costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer 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 not as much 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 best to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.

Here at B & B Heating & Cooling in Florissant, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the perfect 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 314-838-9800 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals or arrange an appointment with us online.