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Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Tampa Bay

Stay comfortable and save some money simultaneously as the weather heats up – what could be better? This intermediate time in-between seasons and in-between usage of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly 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 throughout the summer could actually be more efficient and also save you more money?

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

Adjust air direction

Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the option to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the hotter months to push more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand beneath the fan and see if you sense the breeze, and if not, vary the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The greatest way to cut costs this summer is by increasing your thermostat some degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even sense the higher thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work less and possibly saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should consider 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 decreases the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at Langford Cooling in Tampa Bay, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and cool as possible. If you have any questions about running your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 813-898-9553 and talk with one of our air conditioner specialists or set up an appointment with us online.