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 usage 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 running your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could sometimes be more comfortable and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:
Adjust air direction
Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you feel 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 colder through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The best way to drop costs this summer is by raising your thermostat some degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less and feasibly saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should treat 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 decreases the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.
Here at Air Quality Solutions in Grove City, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the perfect 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 utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 614-871-4144 and chat with one of our air conditioner specialists.