Stay comfy and save some money at the same time 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 may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could actually be more comfortable and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together:
Adjust air direction
Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is moving, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you sense 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 colder 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 greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re allowing 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 better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.
Here at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the ideal 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 utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 949-204-0859 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists.