Stay comfy and save some money at the same time as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between utilization 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 using your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could sometimes be more comfortable and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can utilize 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 moving down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you experience the breeze, and if not, alter the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The greatest way to cut costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat some degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as much and feasibly saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the positives from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.
Here at GV Heating & Air in Crystal and Twin Cities, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the perfect 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 utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 763-535-2000 and chat with one of our air conditioner experts.