Stay comfortable and save some money at the same time as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t flipped 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 in the summer could in fact be more comfortable and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:
Adjust air direction
Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To test which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you sense 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 colder 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 help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the greater thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected 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 think about 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 limits the positives from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.
Here at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia in Milledgeville and Middle Georgia, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you a few bucks. 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 478-200-5689 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts.