Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Winnipeg

Stay comfy and save some money simultaneously as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time of the year 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 needed. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could sometimes be more effective and also save you more money?

Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together:

Adjust air direction

Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To test which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and check if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter the route 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 best way to cut costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a few degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your comfort levels 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 treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the advantages from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.

Here at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning in Winnipeg, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the best 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 experts.

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