Stay comfy and save some money simultaneously as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that running 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
Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the hotter months to distribute more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and check if you sense the breeze, and if not, change the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel cooler 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 assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the greater thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping 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 best to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.
Here at The Frazier Company in Omaha, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you some cash. 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 using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 402-628-0206 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals.