Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could sometimes 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
Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is traveling, 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 create cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The ideal way to reduce costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a few degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work less and potentially 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 better to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the advantages from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you a few bucks. 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 running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 513-268-5164 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists.