Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could sometimes be more comfortable and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:
Adjust air direction
Based on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To check which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you experience 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 reduce costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work less 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 not a single person is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the advantages from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Huffman, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the possibilities to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 832-777-1521 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals.