Stay comfortable and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could in fact be more comfortable 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 moving down during the warmer months to push more air down. To check which way your fan is moving, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you sense the breeze, and if not, change the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The best way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be disturbed 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 treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.
Here at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Northglenn, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the possibilities to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 303-452-4146 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals.