Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in West Columbia

Stay cool and save some money together as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between utilization 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 needed. 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 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 push more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you sense the breeze, and if not, vary the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The ideal way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the higher thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as hard and possibly 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 ideal to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.

Here at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. 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 803-265-4208 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals.

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