Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between the running 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 necessary. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could sometimes be more effective and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:
Adjust air direction
Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is traveling, you can stand below the fan and check if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter the course 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 cut costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work less and possibly 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 Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc in Oxford, we are all about certifying 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 using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 662-281-1231 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts.