Stay comfy and save some money simultaneously as the weather warms up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could sometimes be more comfortable and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately 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 hotter months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, change the course 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 ideal way to reduce costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the higher thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work less and possibly 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 restricts the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Scott Temperature in Lawrence, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 785-269-0465 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals.