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Ceiling Fan Hacks To Save Energy (And Money)

We can’t deny that ceiling fans are a great addition to your home. Aside from the added appeal as it comes in different styles and sizes, a ceiling fan can also help in reducing the workload of your air conditioning unit. If you are using them this summer, you are on the right track towards your money-saving goals.

Take advantage of the benefits of your ceiling fans in the summer season! Here are simple yet effective hacks for you to try:

Hack #1: Adjust the direction of the ceiling fan to counterclockwise

Fans have a clockwise and counterclockwise setting, which you can use for different seasons. For most models, counterclockwise is the direction that fit the summer season as it blows down the air directly. This helps in creating an air movement in the center of your home, making you feel the ‘breeze’ effect that cools your skin.

The rotation of the fan varies on the alignment of the blades. So if you’re not sure if a counterclockwise direction is truly for the summer, you can stand beneath the fan and turn it on. If you feel the breeze, then you’re on the right setting.

Hack #2: Set your home’s temperature higher

Ceiling fans don’t cool the air; rather, they help in circulating the cold air that your air conditioning unit creates. The breeze effect that it provides helps you feel cooler and more comfortable inside your home. Thus, you can raise the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees and reduce the load of your A/C.

Ceiling fans alone will not help you feel comfortable in the long summer months. So be sure to use it along with your air conditioning unit. Just make sure to turn it off when you’re leaving for work or vacation. A/C systems can be controlled through programmable thermostats, but ceiling fans do not offer the same case. You will need to turn it off yourself, so be sure to include it in your daily routines.

Hack #3: Size matters

There’s no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to your ceiling fans, just like your air conditioning units. While standard fans can cover an average-sized bedroom, larger areas like the kitchen and living room will need a much bigger size to provide the right comfort.

Additionally, if you’re ceiling fan is primarily for function, not fashion, you need to have a blade angle of at least 12 degrees. Less than this means your fan is there for a decorative function only, as you won’t get much of a breeze from it.

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HVAC Maintenance: Our Customer Confidence Program

With the hot summer weather, there’s no doubt about the continual operation of your air conditioning systems. This makes it more important to enroll your units to a maintenance program with your trusted HVAC company.

If you are in St. Louis, MO and nearby towns, our professionals at Environmental Heating and Cooling have the right solutions for all your HVAC maintenance needs. By enrolling in our Customer Confidence program, you can enjoy year-round comfort and savings, plus a lot more!

Benefits of Customer Confidence Program

Our Customer Confidence Program is designed to preserve your system, eliminate or reduce unexpected repair bills, and ensure top performance of your heating and cooling units all from season to season. The program includes an annual $170 fall and spring maintenance for your furnace and air conditioners ($130 annually for each additional unit in the same household).

Here are the benefits that you can enjoy!

  • 100% Program Payback

It pays to be a member of our program but the money you invested will soon be brought back in the form of discounts and energy-savings. Note, however, that services by anyone not authorized by Environmental Heating and Cooling will cause any warranties and obligations provided under this agreement to be null and void.

  • Extends the Life of the Unit

By submitting your heating and cooling systems to regular maintenance schedules, you are doing your share in keeping the systems in tip-top shape. With this, you can guarantee that your investment will reach its expected lifespan or even years more. With the increasing price of a new HVAC system, this maintenance program can truly save you from great expense.

  • Priority Emergency Services During Business Hours

Summer is a busy season for HVAC technicians but if you are a member of our Customer Confidence Program, you can enjoy priority services for your HVAC system. When it fails in the middle of the long summer day, expect that you’ll get immediate help from our professionals.

Other benefits include 10% discount on replacement parts, humidifiers, and air purification; 100% transferable (new homeowners must continue maintenance agreement; lock in renewal rate; and no overtime fees.

Don’t be the last to enjoy these great benefits! Visit our page to learn more about the products and services we offer for the betterment of your comfort and savings.

Are you an existing member and know someone who deserves to be part of our maintenance agreement? Share this info and we’ll help them get started!