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Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in West Palm Beach

Stay cool and save some money together as the weather gets warmer – 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 flipped your cooling system on yet and could just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that using your fans with your air conditioner during the summer could actually be more effective and also save you more money?

Here’s how you can utilize 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 moving down during the warmer months to distribute more air down. To find out which way your fan is spinning, you can stand below the fan and check if you feel the breeze, and if not, change the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t make cool air, they can make you feel comfortable through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The ideal way to drop costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat a couple of degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even notice the warmer thermostat temperature and your coziness shouldn’t be altered too much. For every degree you add to the temperature in your home, you’re permitting your air conditioner to work less and potentially saving yourself money.

Turn off your fan when you're not home

Everyone should think about their ceiling fans like their lights; when no one is in the room, it’s ideal to turn them off. Running fans in rooms without anyone in them restricts the benefits from the wind chill and misuses energy in your home.

Here at Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. in West Palm Beach, we are all about guaranteeing your comfort while saving you a few bucks. We want you to make the perfect decisions for your home and know all the choices 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 561-401-0011 and speak with one of our air conditioner specialists or schedule an appointment with us online.