use your ceiling fan with your ac unit to reduce electric bills

Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Hauppauge

Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner in 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 properly together:

Adjust air direction

Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the summer months to push more air down. To check which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, vary the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The greatest way to cut costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work less and feasibly 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 best to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.

Here at Cool Power LLC in Hauppauge, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the ideal 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 631-360-2665 and chat with one of our air conditioner experts or arrange an appointment with us online.