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Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Saint Louis

Stay comfortable 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 the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could actually be more effective and also save you more money?

Here’s how you can work your ceiling fans and your air conditioner appropriately together:

Adjust air direction

Contingent 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 moving, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, alter the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The greatest way to reduce costs this summer is by raising your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as hard and feasibly saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when nobody is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating in Saint Louis, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the perfect 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 using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 314-961-0875 and chat with one of our air conditioner specialists or arrange an appointment with us online.