Stay comfy and save some money together as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. 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 utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:
Adjust air direction
Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is traveling, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The greatest way to reduce costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer 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 less and possibly saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s best 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 Freed Heating & Air Conditioning in Moline, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the possibilities to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 309-323-9584 and chat with one of our air conditioner specialists.