Stay comfortable 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 the running 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 utilizing your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could sometimes be more comfortable and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:
Adjust air direction
Contingent on the season, ceiling fans can 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 spinning, you can stand below the fan and see if you sense the breeze, and if not, vary the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The ideal way to reduce costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as much 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. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.
Here at Temp Air System Inc. in La Puente, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the ideal 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 using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call and chat with one of our air conditioner experts.