Dealing with the heat that comes with living in Texas can be exhausting, and expensive. Every year, your power bill raises with the temperatures and you start looking for ways to stay cool that will also help you save money. And here is where ceiling fans come in. You know that they can help you to feel cooler, but do you know why? And do you know how to save money by using one?
Ceiling fans do not actually lower the temperature of a room, but they can create a wind chill effect that makes you feel more comfortable. The breeze helps to evaporate moisture from your skin, which in turn helps to cool you down. Since you feel cooler, you to set your air conditioner thermostat a few degrees higher, saving you money on your energy bill.
But what about when the temperatures drop? By reversing the direction of your ceiling fan to run backwards (in the clockwise direction), it can actually help to make the room feel warmer, rather than cooler. As warm air rises, the fan helps to circulate it back down into the room, which can help to keep the room feeling more evenly heated. With the heat being circulated, rather than rising up, you can turn your thermostat down a little. This not only reduces the workload on your heating system, but can save you money on your energy bill.
Don’t rely on fans alone to keep you cool. Have a Quigley professional inspect your AC before the summer rush and catch any potential problems before they become a big expense. And be sure to check our coupons for seasonal and year-round savings.