Stay cool 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 usage 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 using your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could in fact be more comfortable and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can use 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 blowing down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you sense the breeze, and if not, vary the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The best way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as much and feasibly 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. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.
Here at Woody's Sudden Service Inc in Manassas, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 703-278-2036 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts.