Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Mankato area

Stay comfortable and save some money together as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you potentially haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could in fact be more efficient and also save you more money?

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

Adjust air direction

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

Raise your thermostat

The ideal way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat a few degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the higher thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work not as much and possibly saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should consider their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s best to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.

Here at Northern Comfort Inc in Mankato area, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the options 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 507-387-6596 and speak with one of our air conditioner professionals.

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