Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Des Moines

Stay comfy and save some money simultaneously 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 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 running your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could in fact be more effective and also save you more money?

Here’s how you can use your ceiling fans and your air conditioner correctly together:

Adjust air direction

Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the hotter months to circulate more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and check if you sense the breeze, and if not, change the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make 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 use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the greater thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as much and possibly saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at Heartland Heating & Cooling in Des Moines, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the possibilities to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 515-344-3579 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts.

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