Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could actually be more effective and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together:
Adjust air direction
Based on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, alter the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The best way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the higher thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as hard 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 better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.
Here at Goode Bros AC & Heating in Longview, 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 options to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 903-284-2612 and chat with one of our air conditioner experts.