Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Carson City

Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that using 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 work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together:

Adjust air direction

Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the warmer months to push more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you experience the breeze, and if not, vary the direction 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 raising your thermostat some degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work less and potentially 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 ideal to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.

Here at Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City, we are all about guaranteeing 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 775-230-7628 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts.

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