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 necessary. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could in fact 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
Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To test which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you sense 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 comfortable through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The ideal way to cut costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a few 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 potentially saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.
Here at Wallpe Heating & Cooling in Greensburg, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you some cash. 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 utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 812-663-7252 and chat with one of our air conditioner experts.