Stay comfortable and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could in fact be more comfortable and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:
Adjust air direction
Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the option 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 traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The greatest way to reduce costs this summer is by raising your thermostat some degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise 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 think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at J & J Air Conditioning in Eastland, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal 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 254-355-3833 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists.