Stay comfy and save some money at the same time as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly 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 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 correctly together:
Adjust air direction
Based on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the hotter months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is moving, you can stand below the fan and check if you experience 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 comfortable through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The greatest way to reduce costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less 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 best to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.
Here at Premium Air Services LLC in Tomball, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best 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 running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 713-364-9957 and chat with one of our air conditioner experts.