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 usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. 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 utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together:

Adjust air direction

Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter 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 greatest way to cut 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 helping your air conditioner to work less 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 wastes energy in your home.

Here at Scott Temperature in Lawrence, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the perfect 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 785-269-0465 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts.

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