Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Derby

Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could actually be more comfortable and also save you more money?

Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly 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 summer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The greatest way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your comfort levels 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 potentially saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the advantages 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 a few bucks. 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 running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 203-734-7648 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists.

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