Stay cool and save some money together as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly 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 in the summer could actually be more effective and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can use 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 wafting down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you experience the breeze, and if not, vary the direction 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 increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less and possibly saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Solar Air Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal 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 utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 954-320-7398 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts.