Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between utilization 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 needed. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could in fact 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
Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To check which way your fan is moving, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you feel 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 comfortable through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The best way to drop costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less and potentially 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. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the positives from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.
Here at B & G HVAC in Marshalltown, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 641-323-1210 and chat with one of our air conditioner specialists.