Stay comfy and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t switched 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 in 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 properly together:
Adjust air direction
Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the hotter months to push more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, vary the course 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 ideal way to cut costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as much and feasibly 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 benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.
Here at Econo Air in Southern California, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 714-710-1070 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts or schedule an appointment with us online.