Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t switched 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 during the summer could actually be more effective and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together:
Adjust air direction
Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To check which way your fan is moving, 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 colder through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The greatest way to drop costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat some degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the greater thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as hard and possibly 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. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.
Here at Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 775-230-7628 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists.