Stay cool and save some money together as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly 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 during 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 correctly together:
Adjust air direction
Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the warmer months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, change the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The greatest way to drop costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise 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 treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at House of Heating Incorporated in Marshfield, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 715-384-3163 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists.