Stay comfy and save some money together 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 potentially haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and could 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 utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together:
Adjust air direction
Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the warmer months to push more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you experience the breeze, and if not, alter the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The ideal way to drop costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the greater thermostat temperature and your well-being 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 think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.
Here at Cool Power LLC in Ronkonkoma, 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 cozy as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 631-246-4029 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts.