Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Irvine

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 usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could actually 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

Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is moving, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, vary the route 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 boosting your thermostat some degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense 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 much and potentially saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should treat their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person 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 True Home Heating and Air Conditioning in Irvine, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the options 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 949-258-7259 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists.

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