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 utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could in fact be more effective and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together:
Adjust air direction
Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the hotter months to push more air down. To check which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect.
Raise your thermostat
The greatest way to cut costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat some degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice 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 feasibly saving yourself money.
Turn off your fan when you're not home
Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.
Here at Lycoming Heating Company in Williamsport, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the possibilities to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 570-244-2510 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists.