Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in the Rio Grande Valley

April 13, 2016

Stay comfy and save some money simultaneously 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 probably haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner during 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 correctly together:

Adjust air direction

Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the warmer months to push more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and check if you feel the breeze, and if not, vary the direction 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 feel 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 helping your air conditioner to work not as hard and possibly saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should consider 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 decreases energy in your home.

Here at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. in the Rio Grande Valley, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the possibilities to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 956-381-1162 and speak with one of our air conditioner experts.