Stay comfortable and save some money simultaneously as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between usage 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 necessary. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could in fact be more effective and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together:
Adjust air direction
Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the hotter months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and check if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The best way to reduce costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work less and feasibly saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.
Here at Street Heating and Cooling in Rapid City, 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 options 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 605-206-3915 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals.