Stay comfy and save some money simultaneously as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could in fact 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
Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and check if you experience the breeze, and if not, vary the route 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 greatest way to drop costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a few degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being 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 hard 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. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the advantages from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Airmen HVAC Service in Montoursville, we are all about guaranteeing 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 using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 570-322-3131 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals.