Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Alliance

Stay comfortable and save some money at the same time as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could sometimes be more comfortable and also save you more money?

Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together:

Adjust air direction

Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the hotter months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is moving, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you sense the breeze, and if not, vary the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate 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 boosting your thermostat a few degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as much and potentially 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 better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the advantages from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.

Here at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces in Alliance, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the possibilities 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 308-646-3827 and chat with one of our air conditioner experts.

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