Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Macon

Stay cool and save some money together 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 probably haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could in fact be more comfortable and also save you more money?

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

Adjust air direction

Based on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is moving, you can stand underneath the fan and check if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The ideal way to drop costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as hard and possibly saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

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

Here at Air Temperature Control in Macon, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the options 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 478-202-3170 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists.

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