Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Lexington

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 turned your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could in fact be more effective 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 option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the summer months to distribute more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, change the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The greatest way to drop costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a few degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be disturbed too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less 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 better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.

Here at Kelley Mechanical in Lexington, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the ideal decisions for your home and know all the choices 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 859-209-3003 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts.

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