Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Greensburg

Stay cool and save some money together as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could actually be more efficient and also save you more money?

Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together:

Adjust air direction

Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and check if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary the direction 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 ideal way to reduce costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the greater thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re permitting 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 no one is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at Wallpe Heating & Cooling in Greensburg, 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 comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 812-638-4232 and chat with one of our air conditioner specialists.

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