Stay comfortable and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could in fact be more efficient and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together:
Adjust air direction
Based on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the hotter months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand below the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The best way to drop costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a few degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the higher thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less and feasibly saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.
Here at Bon Air Service Company in Grand Prairie, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the options 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 972-332-1028 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts.