Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Oxford

Stay comfy 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 usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t turned 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 actually be more effective 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 wafting down during the summer months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is traveling, you can stand below the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, change 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 best way to drop costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as hard 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 better to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the advantages from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.

Here at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Oxford, we are all about ensuring 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 cool as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 662-350-0343 and chat with one of our air conditioner specialists.

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