Stay comfortable and save some money at the same time as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t flipped 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 throughout the summer could actually be more effective and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:
Adjust air direction
Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and check if you experience 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 colder through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The ideal way to reduce 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 coziness shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work less and potentially saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should consider 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 limits the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.
Here at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC in Booneville, we are all about certifying 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 running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 662-269-8716 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists.