Is it time to add ceiling fans to your home in preparation for summer?
Maintaining a comfortable climate in your home is one of the most difficult challenges that you’ll face, especially when it comes to hard-to maintain heating and cooling systems. For those who are looking for an alternative solution without sacrificing energy efficiency, ceiling fans can be just what they need! With their ability to help circulate air around rooms with ease while simultaneously lowering power consumption by up to 20%, finding the best fan has never been easier or more important before.
Enjoy lesser energy usage
It’s hard to find a more affordable and accessible cooling device than the fan. Ceiling fans use either 15-90 watts (average) or 100 watts unlike air conditioners which use 1,650 kWh of energy per year! Ditching your AC in favor of ceiling fans will save you money with every rotation. But be warned: not all fans work equally. There is still no such thing as an “ideal” fan just yet, so it seems that mastering how to properly operate them could mean the difference between hot summer nights and enjoyably spent indoors.
Choose energy efficient ceiling fans
The size of your fan determines how much energy it consumes. A 36-inch blade fans use only 55 watts, while 48 inch or 52 inch blades consume 75 and 90 respectively.
Even though the initial investment for an ENERGY STAR® ceiling fan is more expensive than a non-certified one, they are up to 60% more energy efficient. With these fans you won’t have to worry about your electric bill anymore! This makes them the best options for anyone looking to save on their electric bill.
Should you leave your ceiling fans all the time?
Ceiling fans are said to have no effect on the overall temperature of a room, but they can help regulate it by combining them with energy-efficient air conditioners. Ceiling fans should be turned off when nobody is in the room so as not to waste electricity and keep cool breezes from being circulated out into other parts of your house where you may need some relief.
How to maximise the effect of your ceiling fans during summer?
You may be surprised to learn that your ceiling fan won’t do much more than push hot air around the room if it is spinning in the wrong direction. In summer, you should rotate a clockwise-spinning fan 90 degrees so that its blades are blowing down on yourself and not out towards other rooms or windows. This will help keep cool even when we get those humid days during heat waves!
Ceiling fans are a great way to cool down your home without relying on an air-conditioner. Ceiling fans provide relief from heat, light the space above you and can be retrofitted with lights for added ambiance! Not only is it more budget friendly than running A/C or whole house fan systems but ceiling fans also consume less energy–particularly those that have ENERGY STAR® ratings. To maximize their efficiency in cooling off your living room try using them in conjunction with the AC by setting up a thermostat program so when one kicks on, so does another.
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