Stay comfy and save some money simultaneously as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between the running 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 essential. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could actually be more effective 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 wafting down during the summer months to push more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand below the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, vary the route 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 cut costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a few degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as hard and feasibly 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 ideal to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the benefits from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.
Here at Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC in Kingsville, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the perfect 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 running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 361-214-1203 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists.