use your ceiling fan with your ac unit to reduce electric bills

Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Litchfield Park

Stay cool 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 usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could sometimes be more effective 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 blowing down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and determine if you feel 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 reduce costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being 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 no one is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at Cooler Tymes LLC in Litchfield Park, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the options 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 623-206-6770 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts or set up an appointment with us online.