Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Rapid City

Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather gets warmer – 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 flipped your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could actually be more efficient 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 setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, change the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The ideal way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the higher thermostat temperature and your comfort levels 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 hard and potentially 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 advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.

Here at Street Heating and Cooling in Rapid City, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the ideal 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 utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 605-206-3915 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts.

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