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Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Plainfield

April 13, 2016

Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could actually be more efficient 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 option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To check which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and check if you sense 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 colder through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The ideal way to cut costs this summer is by raising your thermostat some degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the greater thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as hard and feasibly saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.

Here at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc in Plainfield, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the possibilities 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 815-410-1231 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts.