Stay comfortable and save some money at the same time as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could sometimes 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
Based on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The greatest way to reduce costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re permitting 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 not a single person is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at County Line Mechanical LLC in Reinholds, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 717-216-0846 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists.