Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year 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 could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could in fact 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 setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To test which way your fan is traveling, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, vary 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 ideal way to cut costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work less and possibly saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.
Here at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. in Belton, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 254-307-9572 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts.