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Using Your Fan and Air Conditioner in Bakersfield

Stay comfy and save some money together as the weather warms up – what could be better? This time of the year in-between seasons and in-between the running of your furnace and air conditioner, you possibly haven’t turned your cooling system on yet and might just be using ceiling fans to cool your home when essential. But did you know that utilizing your fans with your air conditioner in the summer could sometimes be more efficient and also save you more money?

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

Adjust air direction

Contingent on the season, ceiling fans have the possibility to run clockwise or counterclockwise. Air should be wafting down during the warmer months to circulate more air down. To check which way your fan is moving, you can stand below the fan and determine if you experience the breeze, and if not, vary the direction of the fan’s movement. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can make you feel cooler through the wind chill effect.

Raise your thermostat

The greatest way to reduce costs this summer is by boosting your thermostat some degrees. With the assistance of your ceiling fan, you won’t even feel the greater thermostat temperature and your comfort levels shouldn’t be affected too much. For every degree you increase the temperature in your home, you’re allowing your air conditioner to work not as much 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 better to turn them off. Operating fans in rooms without anyone in them decreases the benefits from the wind chill and decreases energy in your home.

Here at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Bakersfield, we are all about ensuring your comfort while saving you some cash. 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 using your fan and air conditioner together, give us a call at 661-437-3499 and chat with one of our air conditioner professionals or schedule an appointment with us online.