Stay comfy 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 usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could in fact 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
Based on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the hotter months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you sense the breeze, and if not, change the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The best way to drop costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a few degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the greater thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing 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 nobody is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the benefits from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.
Here at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg, we are all about ensuring 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 utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 601-292-9763 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists.