Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather gets warmer – 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 flipped your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. 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 work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly 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 summer months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is traveling, you can stand below the fan and check if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create 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 increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice 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 allowing your air conditioner to work not as hard and feasibly saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the benefits from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.
Here at KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the choices 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 205-208-8090 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists.