Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time of the year 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 effective and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:
Adjust air direction
Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter the direction 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 couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the greater thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be disturbed 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 think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.
Here at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal 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 using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 979-323-6130 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts.