Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in East Bernard

Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This 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 could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could actually be more effective and also save you more money?

Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:

Adjust air direction

Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and determine if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary the route 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 best way to reduce costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the higher thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as hard and feasibly 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. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service in East Bernard, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 979-335-4262 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists or schedule an appointment with us online.

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