Stay comfortable and save some money simultaneously 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 turned your cooling system on yet and could 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 sometimes be more effective and also save you more money?
Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together:
Adjust air direction
Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and see if you sense the breeze, and if not, vary the course 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 best way to drop costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being 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 hard 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 ideal to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.
Here at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating in Los Angeles, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 800-296-5088 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals.