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Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio

Stay comfy and save some money together as the weather gets warmer – what could be better? This time in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you probably haven’t flipped your cooling system on yet and might 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 efficient and also save you more money?

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

Adjust air direction

Depending on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be blowing down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To check which way your fan is spinning, you can stand underneath the fan and check if you sense the breeze, and if not, change 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 cut costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the help of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the warmer thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you’re helping your air conditioner to work less and potentially 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. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the advantages from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you money from your pocket. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the options to make your summer as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 419-592-4756 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists or arrange an appointment with us online.