Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t turned 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 during the summer could actually be more efficient and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately 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 warmer months to push more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand underneath the fan and check if you experience the breeze, and if not, change the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The greatest way to reduce costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the greater thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less 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 not a single person is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the advantages from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Integrity AC & Heating LLC in Phoenix, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. 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 602-971-0567 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists.