Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Wharton

Stay cool and save some money at the same time 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 turned your cooling system on yet and might 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 sometimes be more comfortable 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 moving down during the hotter months to circulate more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you sense the breeze, and if not, vary 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 greatest way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less and possibly saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

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

Here at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the possibilities to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 979-323-6130 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists.

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