Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Wheeling

Stay comfy and save some money together as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t switched 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 sometimes be more comfortable and also save you more money?

Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together:

Adjust air direction

Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the summer months to push more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you feel the breeze, and if not, change 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 ideal way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you add to 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 consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at Local HVAC Repair & Service in Wheeling, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the possibilities 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 224-300-4806 and chat with one of our air conditioner specialists.

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