Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Cedar Rapids

Stay comfy and save some money at the same time as the weather warms up – what could be better? This intermediate 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 may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could in fact be more efficient and also save you more money?

Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly 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 summer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, 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 comfortable through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The best way to reduce costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less and feasibly saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

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

Here at Ilten's Incorporated in Cedar Rapids, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the ideal 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 319-208-3295 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists.

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