Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Rapid City

April 13, 2016

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

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

Adjust air direction

Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To test which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and see if you experience the breeze, and if not, change the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The greatest way to drop costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the warmer 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 allowing your air conditioner to work not as much and possibly saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when not a single person is in the room, it’s better to turn them off. Turning on fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the advantages from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.

Here at Precision Mechanical in Rapid City, 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 comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 605-206-2564 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists.