Stay comfy and save some money simultaneously as the weather warms up – 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 may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could actually be more comfortable and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:
Adjust air direction
Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, vary the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The ideal way to drop costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a few degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as hard 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 nobody is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning in Central Point, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the possibilities to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 541-286-6617 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts.