Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Muskogee

Stay cool and save some money together as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t flipped 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 sometimes 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

Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you experience the breeze, and if not, alter the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The greatest way to reduce costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense 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 much 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 not a single person is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.

Here at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee, 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 cool as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 918-682-8238 and chat with one of our air conditioner experts.

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