Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in South Beloit and Belvidere

Stay comfortable and save some money simultaneously as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and might 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 in fact be more comfortable and also save you more money?

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

Adjust air direction

Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is traveling, you can stand underneath the fan and check if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter 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 best way to drop costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a few degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the greater thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as hard and potentially saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the positives from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.

Here at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. in South Beloit and Belvidere, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 877-389-2465 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists.

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