Stay comfy and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could in fact be more comfortable and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:
Adjust air direction
Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand below the fan and check if you experience 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 cooler through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The greatest way to cut costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer 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 permitting your air conditioner to work less and feasibly 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 decreases the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.
Here at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the possibilities to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 224-412-8308 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals.