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Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Opelika

Stay comfortable and save some money simultaneously as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between usage 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 utilizing your fans with your air conditioner throughout the summer could actually be more effective and also save you more money?

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

Adjust air direction

Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the hotter months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is traveling, you can stand below the fan and determine if you feel the breeze, and if not, change the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The ideal way to drop costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as hard and possibly saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should treat 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 advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. in Opelika, 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 choices to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 334-524-2458 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals or set up an appointment with us online.