Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could actually be more efficient and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together:
Adjust air direction
Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the warmer months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and determine if you feel the breeze, and if not, change 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 best way to reduce 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 increase the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less and potentially saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.
Here at Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco, 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 options to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 925-233-6238 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists.