Stay comfortable and save some money simultaneously as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that using 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 work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately 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 circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter 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 best way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the greater thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less and feasibly saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Brandon Heating and Plumbing in Brandon, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 204-728-0180 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals.