Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Manassas Park

Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could in fact be more efficient and also save you more money?

Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:

Adjust air direction

Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The best way to reduce costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the greater thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as much 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. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at Woody's Sudden Service Inc in Manassas Park, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the possibilities to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 703-278-2036 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals.

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