Stay cool and save some money together as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. 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 use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:
Adjust air direction
Based on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter the route 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 greatest way to reduce costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a few degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less and potentially 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 ideal to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.
Here at Farris Heating & Air in Bartlesville, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the best 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 utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 918-534-8194 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists.