Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could in fact be more efficient and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately 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 hotter months to push more air down. To check which way your fan is traveling, you can stand below the fan and check if you sense the breeze, and if not, change the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The best way to reduce costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as much and feasibly saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.
Here at Miller Climate Control LLC in Georgetown, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you a few bucks. 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 512-937-2001 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists.