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Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Huntsville

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 turned 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 during the summer could in fact be more effective and also save you more money?

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

Adjust air direction

Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the hotter months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and check if you experience the breeze, and if not, change the route 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 ideal way to reduce costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work not as much and potentially 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 best to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.

Here at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Huntsville, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the possibilities to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 256-801-4701 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts or arrange an appointment with us online.