Ceiling fans do not make a room colder, despite popular opinion. It does give off a chilling effect, but all it does is circulate the air in your home. Ceiling fans are often used in combination with air conditioners to provide a cooler environment. Ceiling fans are used by homeowners as they provide an improved cooling. However, there are many other reasons why ceiling fans are useful to your Maryville, IL home and HVAC system.

Cold Breeze

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In the winter there are times where you experience a cold breeze outside, and even thought the temperature outside is still the same the breeze makes it feel colder than normal. This also occurs within the room, where the ceiling fans and the air conditioning unit work together. The air movement helps to distribute body heat and dries perspiration, resulting in a more pleasant feeling of coolness. It’s likely that occupants will feel up to 5 degrees cooler than the temperature indicated on the thermostat.

What Direction Should I Set My Ceiling Fan?

The cooling direction of your ceiling fan should be counterclockwise during the summer. The air is forced downward when the fan spins in this direction. As a result, your room’s air circulation improves, and you get a cool breeze. You won’t have to run your air conditioner as much to keep your room at a comfortable temperature, and you’ll be able to set a higher thermostat level.

Turn up the Thermostat Temperature

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When people in the room feel cooler when the ceiling fan is on, homeowners can take advantage of this opportunity to raise the thermostat several degrees. By adjusting the thermostat, you can limit the duration of the compressors “on” cycles by ten percent. It allows you to reduce your energy consumption while also lowering your household’s carbon footprint.

Bring Down the Utility Cost

You may believe that using your air conditioner and ceiling fan at the same time may cause an increase in electricity. That may be the case only if your thermostat setting hasn’t been adjusted. However, by raising the temperature of your air conditioner by two degrees, you can save up to 10% on your power cost. The average American household spends $115 per month on energy. As a result, during the hot season, you can save $11 every month.

Should I leave the Ceiling Fan On without any occupants?

Only the people in the room can enjoy the air provided by the ceiling fans. As a result, operating ceiling fans without occupants makes no sense because fans do not cool or warm the room. Running it unnecessarily will increase your energy bill while having no effect on the general temperature.

Ceiling fans are excellent home appliance for improving the comfort provided by HVAC systems in your home. It also   it provides a much-needed rest for your Amana system or other HVAC system and reduces the likelihood of repair down the road. Give B&W Heating and Cooling a call today to schedule a tune-up for your HVAC system to keep running longer, more efficient and to detect any small issues before becoming a bigger problem.