Stay comfy 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 utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and might 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
Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the summer months to push more air down. To check which way your fan is traveling, you can stand underneath the fan and check if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel cooler 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 help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the higher thermostat temperature and your comfort levels 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 feasibly 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 ideal to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.
Here at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley City, 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 choices to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 801-305-4777 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals.