Stay comfortable and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could sometimes be more comfortable and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can use 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 blowing down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is traveling, you can stand underneath 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 colder through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The best way to reduce costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat some degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the higher thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as hard and feasibly 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. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa, we are all about ensuring 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 cozy as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 432-237-0168 and talk with one of our air conditioner professionals.