Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Muskogee

April 13, 2016

Stay cool and save some money simultaneously as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between usage 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 essential. But did you know that utilizing 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 appropriately together:

Adjust air direction

Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the hotter months to push more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary the direction 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 greatest way to drop costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as hard and potentially 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 best to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 918-682-8238 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists.