Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather warms 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 flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could in fact be more comfortable and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can use 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 moving down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you sense the breeze, and if not, change the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The best way to drop costs this summer is by raising your thermostat some degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as much 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 ideal to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.
Here at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning in Derby, 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 using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 203-772-8319 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts.