Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Pella

April 13, 2016

Stay cool and save some money together as the weather warms up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and may 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 in fact be more efficient and also save you more money?

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

Adjust air direction

Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the hotter months to distribute more air down. To check which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, vary the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create 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 boosting your thermostat a few degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as much 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 ideal to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating in Pella, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. 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 utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 641-628-3621 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists.