Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in St. Louis

Stay comfy 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 the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t switched your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could actually be more efficient 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 hotter months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and determine if you experience 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 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 warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness 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 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 no one is in the room, it’s ideal 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 Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating in St. 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 314-262-4541 and chat with one of our air conditioner experts.

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