Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Murrieta

Stay comfy and save some money together as the weather warms up – what could be better? This intermediate time 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 needed. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could sometimes be more effective 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 option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the warmer months to push more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand below the fan and determine if you feel 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 comfortable through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The best way to cut costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance 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 add to the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work less and possibly saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the choices 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 951-299-9853 and talk with one of our air conditioner professionals.

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