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Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Lawrence

Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather gets warmer – 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 turned your cooling system on yet and could 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 use 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 blowing down during the hotter months to circulate more air down. To test which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you feel the breeze, and if not, change the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The best way to reduce costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat some degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as hard and potentially saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.

Here at Scott Temperature in Lawrence, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the options 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 785-843-2244 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts or arrange an appointment with us online.