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 usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably 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 running your fans with your air conditioner during 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 appropriately together:
Adjust air direction
Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the warmer months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The greatest way to cut costs this summer is by raising your thermostat some degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be disturbed 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 think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.
Here at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning in Pflugerville, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 512-355-1482 and chat with one of our air conditioner experts.