Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could in fact be more efficient and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:
Adjust air direction
Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the hotter months to push more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, 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 create cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The ideal way to drop costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as hard and potentially saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should think about 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 restricts the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 760-784-9034 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists.