Stay comfortable and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t switched 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 actually be more comfortable and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:
Adjust air direction
Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the hotter months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is traveling, you can stand below the fan and check if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The ideal way to drop costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a few degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as much and possibly 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 better to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the advantages from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc in Circleville, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 740-474-5940 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists.