Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Alice

Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between the running 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 essential. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could in fact be more comfortable and also save you more money?

Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together:

Adjust air direction

Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand below 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 generate 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 greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as much 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 misuses energy in your home.

Here at Rescue Heating & Air in Alice, we are all about certifying 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 361-265-4371 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals.

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