Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between the running 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 necessary. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout 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 properly 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 circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you experience the breeze, and if not, change the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create 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 increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as hard and feasibly saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the advantages from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Mayeuxs AC & Heating in Norco and St. Charles Parish, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the ideal 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 running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at (985) 764-2426 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals.