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Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Ontario

Stay comfortable and save some money at the same time as the weather heats up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between utilization of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and may just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when necessary. But did you know that running your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could actually be more comfortable and also save you more money?

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

Adjust air direction

Based on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be moving down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is moving, you can stand beneath the fan and determine if you sense the breeze, and if not, alter the route of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel colder through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The greatest way to reduce 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 coziness 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 feasibly 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. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them limits the positives from the wind chill and wastes energy in your home.

Here at Stan's Heating, Inc in Ontario, we are all about certifying your comfort while saving you some cash. We want you to make the best decisions for your home and know all the choices to make your summer as efficient and cozy as possible. If you have any questions about utilizing your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 541-889-3987 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals or set up an appointment with us online.