Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Dresden

Stay comfy and save some money simultaneously as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. 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 properly 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 hotter months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you experience the breeze, and if not, alter 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 greatest way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the greater thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work less and potentially saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at McFadden Heating & Cooling in Dresden, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you some cash. 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 using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 1-866-781-0111 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists.

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