Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Lodi

Stay cool and save some money at the same time as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when needed. But did you know that utilizing 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 utilize your ceiling fans and your air conditioner properly together:

Adjust air direction

Based on the season, ceiling fans have the setting to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is traveling, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary the course of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The ideal way to reduce costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the use of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your well-being shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise 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 not a single person is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the positives from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.

Here at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning in Lodi, 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 comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 209-257-3156 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists.

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