Stay comfy and save some money together as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between utilization 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 necessary. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could in fact be more comfortable and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly 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 summer months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The best way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as much and possibly saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at True Temp Heating & Air Inc in Chatsworth, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 706-695-7492 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts.