Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially 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 using your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could actually be more effective 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 moving down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is traveling, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel colder 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 help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as hard and possibly 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 better to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.
Here at Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating in Laguna Niguel, we are all about ensuring 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 comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 949-317-4175 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals.