Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Saint Charles

Stay comfy 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 potentially haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could actually be more efficient and also save you more money?

Here’s how you can utilize 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 moving down during the warmer months to distribute 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, alter the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The best way to cut costs this summer is by raising your thermostat some degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you increase 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 nobody is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at Air Alliance Team in Saint Charles, 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 possibilities 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 636-229-1544 and chat with one of our air conditioner experts.

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