Stay comfortable and save some money simultaneously 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 probably haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that running 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 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 summer 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 sense the breeze, and if not, alter the direction 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 increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the greater thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work less 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 better to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.
Here at B & B Heating & Cooling in Florissant, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 314-325-7552 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals.