Stay comfortable and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year 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 may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner during 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 properly together:
Adjust air direction
Based on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is traveling, you can stand below the fan and see if you feel 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 cooler through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The best way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise 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 treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Comfort Zone Inc in Cape Coral, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. 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 239-214-0411 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts.