Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Brighton

Stay comfy and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats 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 flipped your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. 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 utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately 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 warmer months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, change the direction 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 drop costs this summer is by boosting 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 altered too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re helping 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 not a single person is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at D & D Heating & AC in Brighton, we are all about certifying 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 using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 720-316-1401 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals.

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