Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Jefferson City

Stay comfortable and save some money at the same time as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t switched 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 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 option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you experience the breeze, and if not, vary the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The greatest way to cut 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 helping your air conditioner to work not as much and potentially 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 best to turn them off. Running 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 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 cool as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 573-203-3908 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts.

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