Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in New Castle

Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year 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 needed. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could sometimes be more effective and also save you more money?

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

Adjust air direction

Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and check if you feel the breeze, and if not, alter the course 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 cut 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 raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as hard and possibly saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at Central Heating & Plumbing in New Castle, 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 possibilities to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 724-401-1843 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals.

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