Stay comfy and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – 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 switched your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could in fact be more efficient and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:
Adjust air direction
Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, change the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The best way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as hard and possibly saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one 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 JTech Mechanical in Magnolia, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the best 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 281-231-8768 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists.