Stay comfortable and save some money at the same time as the weather warms up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and could 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 sometimes be more efficient 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 setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to push more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and check if you feel the breeze, and if not, change the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The best way to reduce costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a few degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense 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 helping your air conditioner to work not as hard 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 best to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning in Kirkfield Heating, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 204-272-8128 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists.