Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Denton

Stay cool and save some money together as the weather heats 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 switched your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could actually be more comfortable and also save you more money?

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

Adjust air direction

Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the warmer months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary the direction 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 best way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re allowing 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 no one is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.

Here at Oak Point Heating and Air LLC in Denton, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the perfect 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 940-202-1202 and chat with one of our air conditioner experts.

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