Stay cool and save some money together as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This 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 needed. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could sometimes be more effective and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together:
Adjust air direction
Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and check if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The ideal way to cut costs this summer is by boosting 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 add to the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as much and potentially saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.
Here at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning in Arlington, 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 choices 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 360-255-5857 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals.