Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could sometimes be more efficient and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly 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 hotter months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is traveling, you can stand below the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel cooler 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 notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise 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 not a single person is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Durable Service in Holdrege, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 308-995-8177 and talk with one of our air conditioner professionals.