Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Carpentersville

Stay comfy and save some money at the same time as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could in fact be more efficient and also save you more money?

Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together:

Adjust air direction

Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To check which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you feel the breeze, and if not, change the route 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 ideal way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re helping 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 nobody is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.

Here at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the best 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 utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 224-412-8308 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals.

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