Stay comfortable and save some money together 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 potentially 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 using 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 utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:
Adjust air direction
Depending 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 determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, vary the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The ideal way to cut costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work less and feasibly saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should consider 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 positives from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.
Here at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling in Des Moines, 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 utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 515-207-6569 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals.