Stay comfortable and save some money at the same time 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 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 throughout 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 possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the hotter months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and check if you experience the breeze, and if not, alter the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The ideal way to cut costs this summer is by raising 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 add to the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work less and feasibly saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should treat 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 decreases the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning in Bossier City, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 800-COOLING and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals.