Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Odessa

Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t switched 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 sometimes 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

Contingent 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 test which way your fan is moving, you can stand below the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter the direction 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 cut costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a few degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as much and possibly 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. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal 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 432-237-0168 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists.

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