Stay cool and save some money together as the weather heats up – 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 flipped your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could actually be more comfortable and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together:
Adjust air direction
Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, change the route 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 drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as much and potentially 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 benefits from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.
Here at B&D Air Conditioning in Safford, 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 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 928-432-6018 and chat with one of our air conditioner specialists.