Stay cool and save some money together as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t turned 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 throughout the summer could actually be more efficient and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together:
Adjust air direction
Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The greatest way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the greater 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 allowing your air conditioner to work less and possibly saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one 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 decreases energy in your home.
Here at H&C Heating and Cooling in Laurel, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 301-960-3247 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts.