Pro Tip: Combine Ceiling Fans with Central AC to Save on Your Electric Bill
Yes, you read that title correctly. Although combining one electronic cooling device with another may seem counterintuitive in terms of saving money on your utility bills, if you use fans with a central AC you’re bound to reap some benefits.
Everyone knows that running your central AC during the summer can get expensive, especially if your kids like to set the thermostat to a level that would support polar bears living in your house.
If you’re tired of those gut-punch electric bills, it is possible to get some relief without feeling hot, sticky and warm while inside your home.
Why fans are great
First, ceiling fans are a relatively inexpensive solution. Yes, we know there are some higher-priced models that are being sold at big-box retailers, but that’s not to say that buying one or more ceiling fans will break the bank.
Online retailers are a great place to start your search, and depending on where you buy your fan from, you may be able to take advantage of free shipping.
One of our clients recently purchased a 52-inch fan/light, with a remote, for under $90. She also purchased a 42-inch fan/light, with a remote, for about $75.
Did you know that your AC cost makes up about a quarter of your utility bill? When you combine the use of one or more ceiling fans with your central AC, you’ll actually be able to turn the thermostat up a few notches.
The client we were just talking about told us that after she installed her fans, she was able to change the setting on her thermostat from 76 degrees to 84 degrees. And she did it without suffering her comfort level. Why? Because when fans help circulate air throughout the room, the air flow is helping to keep her family feeling cool.
“The fans work great and I can’t believe I didn’t do this earlier,” she told us. “I should have looked into this when you were installing my new HVAC, but it never occurred to me that fans could save me quite a bit of money.”
With the saving she’s seeing on her electric bill, she expects the fans will pay for themselves in the very near future.
If you’re trying to figure out how to save money on your utility bills and you have questions about the benefits of installing ceiling fans, or you’d like to speak with one of our experienced HVAC technicians about how installing a smart thermostat can help save you money, call Redline Mechanical Heating and Cooling today.
We have more than two decades of experience in helping commercial clients and residential customers with all of their smart thermostat and HVAC needs. We offer 24-hour emergency service and we can even help with an emergency repair at night, over a weekend or during a holiday.