Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Tucker

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 utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. 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 utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:

Adjust air direction

Based on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, change the course 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 help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as hard and possibly 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. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.

Here at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning in Tucker, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the possibilities to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 770-450-1539 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists.

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