Stay comfortable and save some money at the same time as the weather warms up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and may 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 actually be more comfortable and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly 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 hotter months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter the direction 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 greatest way to reduce costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you add to 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 think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. in Manassas, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 703-260-1148 and chat with one of our air conditioner specialists.