Stay comfy and save some money simultaneously 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 potentially haven’t switched 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 actually be more efficient and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together:
Adjust air direction
Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and check if you experience 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 best way to reduce costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as much and possibly 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 limits the benefits from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.
Here at Stieferman Heating Company Inc in Jefferson City, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the perfect 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 573-635-3547 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists.