Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could in fact be more effective and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:
Adjust air direction
Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the summer months to push more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand underneath the fan and check if you sense the breeze, and if not, change the route 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 best way to reduce costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a few degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the greater thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered 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 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. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.
Here at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace in Monroe, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the possibilities 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 608-291-3606 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals.