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Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Midlothian

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

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

Adjust air direction

Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the hotter months to distribute more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and see if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary the direction 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 greatest way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the higher thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as hard and feasibly saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. in Midlothian, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the possibilities to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 804-379-1155 and talk with one of our air conditioner experts or set up an appointment with us online.