Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between utilization 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 in the summer could sometimes be more effective and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together:
Adjust air direction
Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the warmer months to push more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you experience 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 comfortable through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The ideal way to cut costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a few degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as hard 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 best to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Air Service Co. in Muldrow, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal 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 utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 918-212-8943 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists.