Does your home have a ceiling fan in it? Did you know that simply turning on the fan when you’re in the room will make you feel cooler? While a ceiling fan doesn’t actually cool the room down, it helps to make the room feel cooler because of the cool wind against your skin. Thus, you can raise the thermostat, save energy dollars and feel comfortable all at the same time. If you don’t already have a ceiling fan in place, it is relatively simple to put one into your home.
Cool your home for less
A ceiling fan won’t use much more energy than a single 100-watt light bulb, but the newer fans on the market will actually only use half that amount when it comes to energy. Think about it like this: Every time you raise the thermostat just 1 degree above 78 degrees, you are cutting your cooling cost by about 3 to 8 percent. That amounts to a substantial savings on your energy bill.
Fan size is essential
Of course, the main purpose of a ceiling fan is to help circulate the air around the room. You have to go through all the options when looking for a fan to make sure you are getting the most circulation for the least amount of energy. A larger fan will be able to move a lot more air without expending as much energy, so keep that in mind when making your purchase. Use the largest possible fan for your space for optimal energy savings and providing the ultimate cooling effect.
For more energy saving tips, please contact us at Blanton’s Heating and A/C. We proudly serve the Fayetteville area, so let us help service all of your residential needs and keep those extra energy dollars in your pocket.