When used properly, ceiling fans can effectively reduce your energy consumption.  Together with your air conditioner, they make a brilliant tandem to help you save on cooling costs. Learn how to use your ceiling fans correctly through this post.

  • Fans Should Be Spinning at the Right Direction

To cool you off, it’s necessary that the fans are turning in the right way to push the air down. Whether they’re spinning clockwise or counterclockwise, make sure you can feel the breeze when you stand directly under them. If you can’t feel the cool air, flip the switch on to change the direction of the blades.

  • Turn Up Your Thermostat

Your ceiling fans and A/C work best with your thermostat. Turn up the thermostat by two to three degrees to limit your energy use. While your A/C and ceiling fans are working simultaneously, it makes you feel cooler than normal. Setting the thermostat at the right temperature allows your cooling system to provide the level of comfort you need at home.

  • Shut Off Ceiling Fans in Unused/Unoccupied Rooms

Leaving the fans on in empty rooms is a waste of energy and money. Take note that ceiling fans simply make you feel cooler; they don’t lower your home temperature as a whole. Be sure to turn off the fans in unoccupied rooms to save more on energy.

How Do Ceiling Fans Work?

Ceiling fans are designed to equalize and optimize the temperature in every room. Compared to air conditioners, they don’t work that hard to keep your room cool. Their job is to equally distribute the cool air in the room to prevent the heat from accumulating in your ceiling. Remember to always check the direction of the blades, and see if the fans give you cool air.

If you’re having trouble staying cool these summer months, let your ceiling fan do its magic! Not only does it help in keeping you comfortable, but it also gives you great savings on energy.

For more amazing ways to save energy this cooling season, contact our experts at A&H Heating & AC. You may also visit our Tips and Tricks for more helpful tips and ideas about your HVAC system.