Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Westminster

Stay comfy and save some money simultaneously as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and might 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 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 blowing down during the summer months to push more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, change the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The best way to reduce costs this summer is by raising your thermostat some degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher 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 less and feasibly saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at True Heating & Cooling in Westminster, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 720-316-1898 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists.

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