Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Alice

Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t switched 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 during the summer could in fact be more comfortable and also save you more money?

Here’s how you can utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together:

Adjust air direction

Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the hotter 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 feel the breeze, and if not, alter the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The ideal way to drop costs this summer is by raising your thermostat some degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the greater thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as much and potentially saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody 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 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 using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 361-265-4371 and talk with one of our air conditioner professionals.

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