Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Anaheim

Stay comfortable and save some money together 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 probably haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could in fact be more effective and also save you more money?

Here’s how you can work 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 summer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and check if you experience the breeze, and if not, vary the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The ideal way to drop costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a few degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the greater thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re permitting 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 nobody is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. in Anaheim, we are all about ensuring 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 cozy as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 714-855-1717 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists.

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