Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Oxford

Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that running 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 work 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 blowing down during the summer months to push more air down. To check which way your fan is traveling, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, alter the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The greatest way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work less and possibly saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Oxford, we are all about ensuring 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 cool as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 662-281-1231 and chat with one of our air conditioner experts.

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