Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Kingsville

Stay comfortable and save some money at the same time 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 potentially 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 using your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could in fact be more efficient 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 circulate 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 reduce costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a few degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as hard 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. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the advantages 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 a few bucks. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the options 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 speak with one of our air conditioner specialists.

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